We're starting to get whiffs of the future I've been dreaming of. Our friend Brian Stelter at TVDecoder just wrote a post about a court ruling that allows for networked, off-premise DVR viewing that would allow you to skip ads. Effectively taken to the logical extremes this would allow you to have access to any program you receive with your monthly subscription -- without the commercials. Sweeeeeeet.
From the article:
The court essentially ruled that network DVRs are no different from the standalone DVRs that exist in the living rooms and bedrooms of nearly 25 percent of American households. Craig Moffett, an analyst for Bernstein, called the ruling a “huge win for cable operators” and said it could have “seismic implications across the media landscape.”
Seismic implications indeed. But I want it. A lot! Read the rest of the piece on TVDecoder.