Nearly half of Americans would rather watch college or professional football on a High Definition TV than in person
Motorola survey highlights growing need for more HD content
HORSHAM, PA . Americans are gearing up for Thanksgiving turkey, getting together with family and friends ... and football. But a recent Motorola survey found that more people would rather watch the big game on a high-definition TV than in person.
Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), maker of equipment and services that enable customers to receive high-definition programming, recently commissioned a survey among more than 1,000 adults nationwide and found that 45 percent would rather watch college or professional football on a high-definition TV than watch the game in person.
Only one in three respondents (or 32 percent) indicated they would rather watch a college or professional football game in person.
The survey results really speak to the popularity of high-definition programming, said Doug Means, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, Home and Networks Mobility. The color, the clarity and the crispness of a sporting event delivered in high definition is almost like being there but from the comfort of your own home.
The survey also found that more men than women would rather watch football on a high definition TV than in person (51 percent of men vs. 41 percent of women).
Meeting the Demand for HD Content
Motorola works with programmers and operators to deliver increasing amounts of high-definition content to consumers. Motorola recently introduced the Motorola DSR-6000 family of receiver-transcoders that allows both MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 compression technologies to work within the same network to increase the amount of high-definition programming that can be delivered to consumers.
The acknowledged leader in video network solutions, Motorola has already deployed more than 2,500 digital headends in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. This leadership extends to IPTV headends and cable video networks. As a result, more programmers in North America deploy Motorola satellite video delivery network solutions than any other solution. Motorola is a world leader in digital set tops, having shipped more than 60 million cable set tops and more than two million IPTV set tops.
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