TiVo Adding Content Protection?

PVRblog has an entry based on incoming reports about TiVo adding digital rights management (DRM) to upcoming updates for their popular video recorders.

TiVo has long been under pressure by content producers to allow restrictions to be made on the ability to record television shows, as they can cut into the new lucrative TV season DVD market as well as make viewers with various movie channels less likely to purchase movie DVDs.

However, as one of the viewers wrote in an email to PVRblog, “better treat your subscribers well, or you won’t have a business.” While the content producers can obviously bring a large amount of pressure on the company, their actual business comes from TiVo owners looking to make their television viewing easier through complete control of what and when they watch programs.

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