[mythtv-users] tv guide line-up free

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Sep 5 23:00:00 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 06:22:20PM -0700, Robert Current wrote:
> The PVR market IS their business model and target market, unlike
> Zap2It.  As far as I can tell, some of those partnerships seem to be
> with shareware and freeware PVR software, provided your using a
> partner hardware product also.

Their target market -- I was on their first beta team; this is first
hand -- is TV station websites.  They get the data from the stations,
populate the database, and then provide the entire schedule page back
to the station.

PVR's are a secondary market, and to the extent they are one at all,
the money comes, almost certainly, from selling "what did people
schedule to record" data back to other people.

-- jra
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