Broadcast-only DVR provider Tablo faces uphill funding, promotional battle

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Josh Wein, FierceOnlineVideoSelling a broadcast-only video DVR would seem like an easy proposition as consumers continue to ditch cable for online video. However, Tablo, an emerging web and broadcast-only DVR project, has found out that executing on this idea is anything but easy. The company has struggled to raise enough funds to promote its new low-cost hardware to consumers. One of the common issues with DVRs, including even those by established players like TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO), is that they are still expensive. Josh Wein, Editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines the challenges of building a web-connected, broadcast-only DVR business in his latest Editor's Corner. Read more

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