Tuesday, October 14

TV's Tipping Point: Why The Digital Revolution Is Only Just Beginning

BBC's directory of New Media & Technology, Ashley Highfield talks about the future of TV.
He makes some good points/predictions for the future, including forseeing the channels being more of a kaleidoscope, thousands of streams of content, some indistinguishable as actual channels. These streams will mix together broadcaster' content and programmes, and our viewers' contributions. At the simplest level -- audiences ill want to organize and re-order content the way they want it."
Sounds like the Internet to me. Download the content as you want it. Rewatch it whenever you want.

Ashley also envisions the content providers putting lots of meta-data into the programmes so that they can "be chopped up and consumed piece meal by the viewer".

An interesting, insightfull but long read.

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