The cloud is a HUGE buzzword for just about everyone.
Are we seeing an opportunity for "cloud" to be unleashed on the DVR?
Recently the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from content providers relating to Cablevision's nDVR platform. Mike Robuck's analysis takes a look at the "now" issues associated carrier provided DVR equipment with the decision not to hear the appeal.
However, I wonder if this case is going to open a much larger opportunity for 3rd party providers like Tivo to create "cloud" based DVRs and avoid completely the carrier experience. This c-DVR could store once and play all over the place ( ie Slingbox, but without the box... ).
Much like other legal/appeal decisions sometimes you need to be careful of what you wish for...
What do you think of the concept of a 3rd party cloud-based DVR?
Post your comments below or email (John.Myers@BlueBuffaloGroup.com) / twitter (JohnLMyers44) me directly.
Posted June 30, 2009 8:00 AM
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