Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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by d.marcu on Fri 24th Feb 2012 22:22 UTC
d.marcu
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2009-12-27

"Give me a Steam-like service for TV series and films, without any silly region and/or device restrictions or delayed releases." except for one thing: the price should be different according to the region where you live, because wages differ across Europe.
http://storage0.dms.mpinteractiv.ro/media/1/186/3936/9262912/1/mw-m...

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by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 22:23 in reply to "."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"Give me a Steam-like service for TV series and films, without any silly region and/or device restrictions or delayed releases." except for one thing: the price should be different according to the region where you live, because wages differ across Europe.
http://storage0.dms.mpinteractiv.ro/media/1/186/3936/9262912/1/mw-m...


Agreed.

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by arpan on Fri 24th Feb 2012 22:49 in reply to "."
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Agreed.

Also, why not have region specific ads, like Google & Facebook do? Just have streaming videos with 2 options

* Free with ads (not too long)
* Paid without ads (reasonable prices)

And have all TV shows & movies available - past & present. Just imagine the millions they could make if they were just willing to do this, instead of whining about piracy like like brats!

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by Vanders on Fri 24th Feb 2012 23:14 in reply to "RE: ."
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

The interesting question is "Why hasn't Google done it already?". They have the distribution network, they have the advertising network, and they have the technology. So what's stopping them?

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by KrustyVader on Sat 25th Feb 2012 21:48 in reply to "."
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2006-10-28

I second that motion.

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