Time-shifted television

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Time- shifted television (also called time-shift [ ˈtaɪmˌʃɪft ], time-shifting [ -ˌʃɪftɪŋ ], time-slip [ ˈtaɪmˌslɪp ] or chase play [ ˈtʃeɪsˌpleɪ ]) is a function in digital video recorders , PCs with TV cards and digital receivers with hard drives where a program can be recorded and played back at the same time. This means that you can start viewing a program while it is being recorded.

If you are disturbed by a phone call while watching a TV program, you can simply press the “Time Shift” or “Pause” button on the remote control, which “stops” the film but continues to be recorded in the background. After finishing the call, you can continue to watch the program at the same point at which you stopped.

Commercial blocks can also be skipped with this function by skipping them with the fast forward button. By using CI + technology, such as that used in certified receivers and CI modules when using an HD + subscription, fast-forward can be deactivated and the maximum offset can be limited.

Equipped twice for time-shifted television: video recorder with DVD-RAM and hard disk drive

Time shift television is u. a. possible with the following configurations:

With IPTV , timeshift can also be offered on the basis of network-based components. In addition to the set-top box , no customer-specific hardware is necessary.

Timeshift transmitter

In some countries it is customary for larger television stations to broadcast them with a time delay. The advantages are that viewers can decide spontaneously and can also watch another channel while the program is already running on the main channel. Disadvantages are that the offset is specified by the broadcaster (with Sky Cinema always 1 and 24 hours, in Great Britain 1 hour, in Russia 2 and often 3 or more hours) and the image quality is sometimes poor (lower resolution or no HD). In German free TV, Super RTL is the first TV channel with a timeshift channel ( Toggo plus ). Even World (formerly N24) has with N24 Doku a time shift channels. However, both do not take on the role throughout the day and otherwise broadcast their own program.

Individual evidence

  1. Author: Curdin Vincenz: No new rules for replay - the haggling is just getting started. In: srf.ch . December 14, 2018, accessed December 14, 2018 .