Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Nov 2011 22:17 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Yesterday, Logitech hosted an Analyst and Investor Day and during his remarks, CEO Guerrino De Luca pulled absolutely no punches in describing the 'mistakes' the company made with its Logitech Revue Google TV set top box. Calling the company's Christmas 2010 launch 'a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature', De Luca told investors that the company had 'brought closure to the Logitech Revue saga' by making plans to let inventory run out this quarter and that there are 'no plans to introduce another box to replace Revue'."
Thread beginning with comment 497030
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: GoogleTV sucks
by clasqm on Sat 12th Nov 2011 10:01 UTC in reply to "GoogleTV sucks"
clasqm
Member since:
2010-09-23

Interesting blog post, Eugenia, and sadly, the passage of a year has not improved the situation. But the most important point you made is buried right at the end:

"Stop the per-country madness"

There are around 6.6 billion of us NOT living in the US. In South Africa, for example the only way I can get full functionality on iTunes and the AppleTV is to break the law and set up a fake US iTunes account. It happens, people quite openly admit it on the discussion forums around here.

Fire up the Hulu or Netflix websites and you get vague excuses for not being available in your country. Meanwhile, I can email and tweet with people all over the planet. The first content provider that truly goes global will be raking in the money.

Reply Parent Score: 7

RE[2]: GoogleTV sucks
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 12th Nov 2011 17:30 in reply to "RE: GoogleTV sucks"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You are assuming that content companies are financially disadvantaged by having regional licensing deals. As large for profit enterprises, I don't think they would share your opinion on how to maximize their profits.

I think they realize that while advertisers in the untied states may be wiling to pay X us dollars per 1000 views by Us residents, in other countries they want to pay nothing for Non us residents that would be unlikely to buy their products. Meanwhile, Advertisers in other countries may be willing to pay a smaller amount for viewers in their region.

So you have a system whereby the revenues are variable, but the costs ( to provide the service) are fixed.

Is it "fair" to average consumers, no not really. Even though I'm in the US, I have never ever bought anything after clicking on a web ad of any kind. So I'm as useful an individual for advertising as anyone elsewhere.

Summary: Its more complex than " let everyone view everything anytime and you'll be rich", Or at least the analysis that would lead to that conclusion would be more complex. Answers without the logic that leads to them are often worthless.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: GoogleTV sucks
by Fergy on Sat 12th Nov 2011 19:35 in reply to "RE[2]: GoogleTV sucks"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I think they realize that while advertisers in the untied states may be wiling to pay X us dollars per 1000 views by Us residents, in other countries they want to pay nothing for Non us residents that would be unlikely to buy their products. Meanwhile, Advertisers in other countries may be willing to pay a smaller amount for viewers in their region.

Who said anything about advertising? We would like to buy the content. And it should be available to anyone that is willing to pay. Otherwise can you really blame us for torrenting?

Reply Parent Score: 7