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 arpan on Fri 24th Feb 2012 22:49 UTC 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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RE[2]: .
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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RE[3]: .
by fran on Fri 24th Feb 2012 23:29 in reply to "RE[2]: ."
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2010-08-06

The bleddie per country distribution rights the major studios awarded to companies long time ago is not conducive to a global content delivery system.
For the major studios to bring content directly they have to break that distribution agreements.
This and the non-uniform film rating/classification system countries have is the biggest hurdles to seamless global content delivery system.
The political influence of individual countries PayTV industries is also hampering reform.
They don't want you get your content from other places.

Edited 2012-02-24 23:34 UTC

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