The word: Timeshifting

日期:2019-03-02 14:20:10 作者:羊舌坞 阅读:

WHEN video cassette recorders entered our living rooms in the late 1970s, the TV industry feared the worst. People would fast-forward through the ads in a recorded programme, they predicted, and the whole business of commercial television would collapse. It didn’t happen, and commercial TV continued to prosper. But it could happen now. In the age of the VCR, recording television for later viewing – timeshifting, as it’s known – was a minority activity. Today it is a force to be reckoned with,