About 27 percent of TV households in the U.S. now have a DVR, and about 30 percent of those DVR households have at least two DVRs, according to Leichtman Research Group. Though both are still modest numbers, this is just what telcos rolling out whole-home DVR services wanted to hear, as it is a clear indicator of interest in having the capability on more than one TV. AT&T just announced broad availability for its whole-home DVR capability, and such an offering should be among the hottest IPTV features in the coming year.
"The number of US households with DVRs has essentially doubled in the past two years, and-with a continued push from cable, DBS, and Telco TV providers-will likely double again over the next four years," said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman, at Multichannel News.
(Editor's Note: This post has been corrected from its original text, which included a mistake.)
- check out this press release from Leichtman Research Group
AT&T recently debuted whole-home DVR
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