Monthly Archives: April 2011

Interesting Thoughts on the Future of Television

I’ve been reading some thoughts on the future of television recently, which I’ve linked to inline below.

It will be interesting to see if we’ll have the ability to pay for television content and sources ala carte (The Unbundling of Media via David Pakman), though I do think we’ll end up eventually using broadcast primarily for live events and the internet for on demand shows and movies (How Netflix is Hurting YouTube via Mark Cuban).

For those who think all content will be eventually distributed over the internet, it may happen sometime in the future but probably not any time soon.  It doesn’t seem to be cost effective at this point, as supporting the number of content streams would require major infrastructure build out and the bandwidth is already available via the pre-existing broadcast systems (Think the Internet Will Replace Cable? Read this first via Mark Cuban).