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Cloud DVR swimming upstream to mass-market proposition

Cloud infrastructure has done for the video ecosystem what aviation did for travel, yet for some reason the cloud DVR as a next-generation technology seems distanced from its sisters in the cloud. A webinar from IHS Markit this week therefore caught our attention and Faultline buckled up for what was sure to be anything but a bumpy ride. IHS Markit bemoaned a lack of cloud DVR instances at pay TV operators, blaming various nebulous factors like scalability issues and copyright law as reasons to clinging onto legacy DVR hardware. The way we see it, consumer demand today is quite clearly driven towards easy-access on-demand content. Demand for storing recordings in a private cloud, only then to access content which in…

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