TV Everywhere… as a web service

TV viewership has changed. With the emergence of online video and DVRs, people are empowered to curate their preferred content, pull it up in seconds on their computer screen or mobile device while being able to control, participate and share their experiences. So what we think of TV-programming today, is on its way to become a web service tomorrow.

Our telephone calls, letters, chats can be all done online. Our everyday communications are already headed towards a web service… and the FCC plans to do something about it

In order to accommodate this, our technical infrastructure needs to be upgraded. Every household will need to have a +5MBps bandwidth (unless we find a more efficient data compression method) and every household will have to connect to a web service for their shopping, phone, video, gaming, social activities. The current digital infrastructure isn’t ready yet to handle the load.

Will TV-Everywhere be the next dotcom boon for the high tech industry? I’m pretty sure this will require some massive data storage, high-performance computing and network management capabilities.


~ by laurentbridenne on March 15, 2010.

2 Responses to “TV Everywhere… as a web service”

  1. TV has been a popular media form for quite some time now; it’s only natural for it to evolve. I work for DISH Network and have TV Everywhere through the free DISH Remote Access app. With it I can watch my recordings or steam live TV anywhere I have internet access through Apple, Blackberry, and Android mobile devices. I use it on my smart-phone whenever I’m waiting in long lines but can’t wait to use it the next time I’m waiting for a flight in an airport. This is a great step for cable companies and I think that DISH is doing a great job of being truly innovative.

    • Thank you, Monica! Seems like most service providers have varying levels of that service (DISH, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV) or external peripherals enable this (SlingBox, Volcano). Would that be a fair statement? With Cisco announcing Videoscape at this year’s CES, it seems like the next innovation is in enabling the social viewing experience, user generated video content and ad personalization into the equation. What’s your take on the next innovation that you can share with the rest of our readers?

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