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Fact or Fiction: Streaming Your TV
by Staff
To get the full picture of how streaming TV will work for you, it's important to understand the background of how various kinds of programming are made available to us in the first place. Take this quiz to learn a little more about the latest developments in TV!

Cablevision became the first cable company to be given legal approval to provide its own DVR services in August 2008.

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The right of Sony's Betamax to record home television went all the way to the Supreme Court.

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As of 2009, 50 million households worldwide contained at least one television.

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As of 2011, a 30-second commercial during "American Idol" cost about $1 million.

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About half of the DVR owners in the U.S. use their boxes to avoid all commercials.

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North America is the region that produces the highest percentage of worldwide TV revenue.

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About 5 million American households subscribe to HBO.

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Globally speaking, about 50 percent of our television is paid for by advertising.

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About 15 percent of television worldwide is paid for by public funding.

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The average American spends about 20 percent of his or her day watching TV.

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