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Will streaming video replace the television?

Anonymous

April 24th, 2014

What software will be the one that takes over?  Hulu, YouTube, Skype? The Internet has changed so much that it’s caused the major television networks a loss in market share not to mention their creditability deficit. So the software/network that can replace the TV has a massive opportunity.  So who will it be?

Conway Anderson VP of Product at Academia.edu

April 24th, 2014

As far as streaming goes, I think it's going to be a Coke vs Pepsi scenario with Netflix & Amazon. 

Tim Scott

April 24th, 2014

Didn't you hear it's The Second Golden Age of TV? The people going around predicting the immanent demise of the existing order of TV don't know very much about the economics of TV. Without a locked up distribution channel that forces the top shows in front of tens of millions of eyeballs, there is no Breaking Bad nor Game of Thrones.

Hulu lives at the pleasure of the industry as a kind of second-hand store. Witness that Google, the company we all believe will bring us crazy world-changing disruptions like self-driving cars has fallen in line with the existing order with Google Fiber. If they expected people would be watching everything on demand any time soon over their 100x fiber connection, they would not be putting a huge state-of-the-art DVR in every home.

I'm not saying that cord-cutting will not continue to creep along or even possibly accelerate, but it's not evident it won't reverse as 20-somethings grow older becoming less price sensitive and have more eyeballs to feed.  And then there's live sports.

Surely more ways to watch will emerge, and fortunes will be made with online video entertainment, but TV-as-we-know-it is not going anywhere any time soon.

Tim Scott

April 25th, 2014

@Daniel wrote: everything else seems to be moving to a la carte model

Also not moving to a la carte is first run of anything.

@Mathew wrote: you will just funnel the revenue directly to the CDNs

Or as net neutrality breaths its last, to the broadband owners.

Peter Morgan CEO at Zepto Ventures

April 25th, 2014

I only use netflix and youtube and have done so for the last five years so ...

Anonymous

April 24th, 2014

Good point but when it comes to the little guy broadcasting something live I think the advertising revenue share/partner program model will grow as new software comes out.  Hulu has original programming and lot’s of ads.   

Duane Nickull Chief Marketing Officer, Co-Founder at Cheddar Labs

April 24th, 2014

I would argue for some generations it already has.  Not many under the age of 25 subscribe to cable other than for internet.

Duane

Anonymous

April 25th, 2014

Thanks for the feedback.  Everyone has great points.  For me it’s all about live video.  Not to mention the advertising revenue sharing/partner model is still relatively new so that industry will grow as time goes on.  I can’t wait to incorporate that into my software (phase 2). Thanks for reaffirming my decision to launch the streaming video network.  

Daniel Barreto CEO at Haystack TV. We are hiring!

April 25th, 2014

Interesting discussion. We're betting on this trend and just released a personalized news video service (http://bit.ly/1idT6wu)
More and more people are watching entertainment content ondemand (DVR, Netflix or Hulu). People are looking for a tailored and personalized experience. Live Sports and Breaking News are the only types of content that really need to be broadcasted live, everything else seems to be moving to a la carte model.

Luis Avila Owner/Fullstack Architect at IdeaNerd LLC

April 24th, 2014

TV wont go away. Just like radio has not gone away. It's not a zero sum kind of market in my view. As far as what service will be the most popular?.... The one that meets the needs of the consumer the best. ;p

Duane Nickull Chief Marketing Officer, Co-Founder at Cheddar Labs

April 24th, 2014

and I agreem TV will not go away.  IT will continue to exist as a certain percentage of he population will refuse to understand it is deprecated in the eyes of others.

TV:
200-300 channels
censored by Gov rules
Ads
Shows scheduled by someone else
Need to buy extra hardware.
broadcast model, you are not part of the conversation around the shows
...

Streaming video:
2-3 billion shows to watch at any one time
no censorship
Watch on your own schedule
No ads
No need to buy extra hardware
Conversation open for you to join.
...

THat's how my son and his 22 year old friends see it.

Duane