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Watch TV from Anywhere?

Michael Carew has just launched myTVR - the subscription service which allows you to easily record and watch digital TV shows on your computer or smartphone.  It is an exciting service which is an alternative to buying dedicated Personal Video Recorder (PVR) hardware and which, importantly, allows you to watch your recordings on any computer device with an internet connection.
Here are some sample screenshots from the company website:

I haven't used the service yet, but I'd imagine the benefits include portability (different devices, mobile access), convenience (playback options, no recording device needed, ease of use) and productivity (tv guide).
Some of the considerations include price ($8 per month for 12 hours of recording is not bad compared to Foxtel or buying a PVR), playback (not available on your TV at home), sharing options (there are none) and commercials (how easy is it to remove them).  Some PVRs like Beyonwiz allow the export of TV shows for private archiving.
The big unknown is whether a company like Apple will turn iTunes and AppleTV into a subscription service and revolutionize the whole entertainment industry.  The other question is what is the next step for Google's YouTube and how might they deliver content like this in the future.  In the meantime, myTVR is an exciting Australian service I'll be testing soon on my iPhone.


Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.