31 10 2005

ZDNet: The future of TV

Make your own line-up. With a PVR, I do this everyday. I rarely watch any TV in real time. And I don’t want to. I want to download or subscribe to programming that I can choose a la cart. I don’t need to pay for everything I’m not watching. Just for what I do.

Yes, there will always be users of a more traditional model. But as the economics drive distribution closer to the originators of content, providers for the old models will become scarce and less attractive.

Check back with me in ten years.

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