MotorolaԳ Follow Me TV DVR Set-top Solution Poised for Widespread Deployment through Cable Providers in 2007
On the heels of the shipment of its 50 millionth digital cable set-top box, Motorola went into demo mode in New York November 2 for its Follow Me TV -- what the company’s corporate vice president for Digital Video Solutions, John Burke, called “the next step” in DVR technology implementation, and a core component of the Motorola Whole Home Media Solution initiative. “Follow Me TV will add an element of control to the DVR experience -- consumers will now be able to decide where to watch in addition to when,” he says.
Burke added: “Research shows that the average DVR consumers want access to DVR content from other TVs in the home, and there is a 75 to 80 percent increase in that desire in homes with children.”
Already offered as part of the Verizon FiOS system, Follow Me TV is expected to be deployed far more widely through major cable providers by mid-year of 2007, according to a Motorola spokesman.