The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Craig Schultz

Title

TRU #04 to time shifting

No.

040115schultz04

 

Name:

Craig Schultz

Affiliation/additional information:

Multimedia Architectures

Date submitted:

2004/01/15

 

#

Criteria

Description

1.

Name of TRU

Time shifting

2.

Summary description of TRU

The ability to access content at a different time then when it was originally made available.

3.

Use records of TRU

Since the advent of video recorders for use in the home, Users have been able to view content that may originally have been broadcast when the User was unable to view it.

4.

Nature of TRU

Many times, in a broadcast situation, Users have to choose between sometimes 100’s of offerings and select only the one they can view at any one time.  With the ability to record a given broadcast, a User could possibly record all 100 and view them all.

Also, often is the case where the entire broadcast need not be viewed for the User to gain full benefit from it.

5.

Benefits of TRU

Users can access they normally would have missed.

Competition for a given time slot has less impact on a given offering’s chance for success as more people would have a chance to access than in head-to-head cases.

6.

Possible digital support

A large storage device or service.

7.

Requirements

The ability to store digital media for later consumption.

8.

References