channel zapping

channel-zapping

Quickly switching between channels on a TV, as while looking for a program to watch. I'm channel-zapping, but it doesn't look like anything good is on.

channel zapping

verb
See also: channel, zap
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On the other hand, the more traditional couch potato, which is a good customer, who subscribes to a number of premium packages and pays regularly, prefers channel zapping and browsing the EPG for the events, which are available on familiar channels.
all interactive TV features such as TV Guide, different ways of channel zapping, channel list, recommended and similar shows and nPVR also on DVB-T/T2 channels, allowing operator to provide the best viewing experience for their users regardless of chosen transport technology
1030 [2] recommends that digital IP television channel zapping time should not exceed the limit of 2 seconds.
Shen, "Fast Channel Zapping with Destination-Oriented Multicast for IP Video Delivery," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Issue 99, 2012, pages 1-15.
New du TV service is powered by Microsoft Mediaroom, which features advanced multimedia capabilities including digital recording, video-on-demand, high-definition TV, instant channel zapping and multi-view capabilities and multi-language facility," Fareed said.
For IPTV, the new test set validates services and identifies potential issues such as channel zapping delay and Program IDentifier (PID) discovery.
The Videoscape solution has enabled us to deliver the new line-up with 43 regional Globo TV channels in HD with regional bouquets, a very fast channel zapping, great usability for the subscriber, and an entire roadmap of services, said Ariel Dascal , director of Oi TV.
Unlike analog TV, channel zapping delay increases due to the necessity of audio/video data buffering, decoding at STB and other additional signaling information.