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October 21, 2007

Television Isn't Dead...It Just Sucks!

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Wired mag's Compiler blog did a nice little round-up of "The Future of Video on the Web" presentation at the Web 2.0 Summit is San Francisco Friday. The presentation panel featured Current CEO Joel Hyatt, Joost CEO Mike Volpi and moderator Om Malik of GigaOm. The pressing question: Is television dead?

Absolutely not was the consensus among the pair of CEO's. Hyatt made a good point when he said the only problem with television today is that "most television sucks" and that if TV was dead "people wouldn't spend 4 hours a day watching it, "we wouldn't be spending billions of dollars to bring it to the internet". Good point Joel.

Joost's Volpi stated that the major networks still haven't grasped the fact that "the internet is the best place to put cutting edge and fresh content". Perhaps the most interesting info to come out of the panel was the fact that Joost is apparently working on a browser-based experience rather than just relying on the stand-alone platform they currently use. We should see it sometime "not too far in the distant future".

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Posted by Justin Davey at October 21, 2007 6:00 AM

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