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  1. time shiftingnoun

    The practice of recording a broadcast with the intention of watching or listening to it later at a more convenient time.

  2. time shiftingnoun

    The practice of network affiliates from different time zones of making television programs/programmes available at multiple times during the day.


  1. Time shifting

    Time shifting is the recording of programming to a storage medium to be viewed or listened to at a time more convenient to the consumer. Typically, this refers to TV programming but can also refer to radio shows via podcasts. In recent years, the advent of the digital video recorder has made time shifting easier, by using an electronic program guide and recording shows onto a hard disk. Some DVRs have other possible time shifting methods, such as being able to start watching the recorded show from the beginning even if the recording is not yet complete. In the past, time shifting was done with a video cassette recorder and its timer function, in which the VCR tunes into the appropriate station and records the show onto video tape. Freesat+, Freeview+, Sky+, V+ and BT Vision services in Ireland and the UK allow one to timeshift. TiVo, DirecTV and other US cable or satellite subscription services offer PVR set-top boxes, often for an additional monthly fee. DStv, based in South Africa, offers PVR set-top boxes to countries across Africa which allow time shifting of live and recorded television. In cable television broadcasting, time shifting may also refer to the availability of network affiliates from different time zones, serving a similar function of making television programs available at multiple times throughout the day.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of time shifting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of time shifting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Robert Thompson:

    Time difference will make a big difference and yes, people will take advantage of the time shifting, something that started with clever VCR owners back in 1981 for the Charles-Diana wedding, and is much easier now.

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