Rothenbuhler Speaks about DVR Usage and Effects

Eric Rothenbuhler, dean of the School of Communications at Webster University, appeared in a segment on KSDK, the local NBC affiliate, on May 14, 2013.

In the segment, newscaster Art Holliday was exploring Nielsen data that suggests St. Louis area viewers are the biggest users of digital video recorders (DVRs). Rothenbuhler spoke briefly about the effects of the DVR on the audience experience and how that, in turn, affects the business model of television.

Dean Eric RothenbuhlerFor more details, read the write-up in Webster Today or watch the segment here. A transcript of the segment is also available and is included with the video.

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