Mark Cuban Knows How To Save Internet Video
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an opinionated HD fanatic, has long thought web video to be dead when others think it's just a baby. But maybe it's not dead after all, as his latest online rant chronicles the strategy he believes could be the saving grace for internet TV. In a nutshell, scrap your computer, let the satellite and telcos handle it (and charge you for it) and bring it straight to your HDTV. How does this work? "Move the video cloud to the node and encode and insert into the traditional video distribution systems", says Cuban. That's right, video can be sent straight to a service provider's set-top box from where you can create custom playlists right from the comfort of your TV screen. TV distribution systems as they are work, so why not just move internet TV to traditional distribution systems and let your service provider handle it? Here's one reason why not: maybe we don't want an even bigger cable or satellite bill!
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Posted by Justin Davey at July 20, 2008 7:34 AM
So basically do what YouTube is already doing lol. I mean he bashed YouTube saying there was no real way to monetize it, and now he's basically saying monetize it the way YouTube has already started doing. I would love to see what he has to say for sites like http://www.freetube.us.tc that cater to users who want to watch television on their computer instead of their tv.