Here is a video interview I did with Robin Banerji on television over the internet and the mix of internet and TV technologies. It focusses on what I believe the new technologies will offer to those producing TV and web content in the future… http://bit.ly/9rREjW
Apologies to those who don’t follow the great English sport of cricket, but the definition of a googly is a pitch which is thrown with baseball’s “screwball” grip but with reverse finger spin. So why do I believe Google is throwing a screwball at PayTv operators?. Well according to the industry grape vine, GoogleTV is
Back in 2003, I got very excited about the potential of ‘long tail’ content. This is the type of content which has little value to the masses but is really valuable to the few. At BT we coined the expression ‘thousands to millions’ – thousands of specialist content producers delivering to millions of niche consumers.
A recent PVR study caught my eye and got me thinking. Actual Customer Behaviour, in conjunction with London Business School, conducted an 18 months study in a number of homes with personal video recorders, video-on-demand and online video services. The study was conducted for a consortium including Ofcom, the BBC, Channel 4, BT Vision and
The mantra of content owners and broadcasters worldwide is that they offer a unique combination of content, brand and experience which cannot be picked apart. In the linear broadcast-only days this made a lot of sense. In the UK we tuned in to BBC1 where we knew we would see quality programming and soon grew
We are now hitting a crunch time for Internet Video (OTT) to the TV. Looks like consumers love it (just look at Hulu and iPlayer), content owners love it (real customer contact at last) and the VC-backed start-ups are scrambling to monetise it (look at all the new retail STBs claiming to deliver it). BBC
Classic economic theory says that the players within the IPTV eco-system will be well down the consolidation route by now. We start with lots of innovators – VC-backed start-ups with imagination, invention and inspiration – driving the critical first wave. Some get it right and some don’t but soon the natural leaders emerge. Then the