[LINK] Is the PVR dead?

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Oct 10 12:35:21 AEDT 2011

On 10/10/11 10:59 AM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 20:32, David Boxall
> <david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au>  wrote:
>> Will on-demand kill the PVR? Will online kill broadcast?
>> "Aussies only watch 22 hours of TV per week...". Only?
> I´ll tell you why I think not: newscasts.
> Over the air TV is free and is everywhere, and you can quickly tune to
> watch the latest events, whether it´s sports, hurricanes, wars, etc
> Freeview is thus no match for on-demand, it targets a different target
> audience, for different content.
> Of course those that want to follow series like "House M.D." might be
> better served by "on-demand" rather than watching for the show to run
> at a given time and date of the week.
> Just my $0.02
> FC

The dichotomy is a journalistic conceit, handy for a headline, but I 
don't assume that different activities are necessarily exclusive...

Just watch various Twitter hashtag streams for particular programs - 
Q&A, Dr Who, yesterday's Bathurst 1000 - it seems that plenty of 
tech-savvy people are watching a scheduled free-to-air broadcast at the 
actual broadcast time. The same can even be said of TV news, which gets 
Twitter comments a-plenty.

But of course, I have to be wary of using my experience as some kind of 
template for the rest of the world...

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