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  1. There’s this interesting cross pollination between text, video and audio on the net that we don’t get through traditional media. It will be interesting to see how audiences/users/visitors (whatever we call them now) will manage this. Do I watch your videos on my laptop, or do I save them for later viewing in the lounge? Do I subscribe to your blog and pick up on videos that you talk about, or do I subscribe to your video feed and watch each video like a television series? There is so much flexibility in internet television that it is particularly difficult to predict its long-term future.

    One thing I think we may see is an increase in audio content to accompany video. I can consume many hours of audio every day, but only have time for maybe 3 hours of video content per week. And the reason is simply that I can work, workout, do housework, etc while I’m listening to audio while video consumes all my attention. Video _is_ useful for creating emotional impact as well as describing and demonstrating… so we need it; but in an hour long factual programme how often do we need more than 5 minutes of video? So why not provide a short video introduction and then podcast the discussion? I believe that will bring a larger audience than purely video centred content.

  2. There’s this interesting cross pollination between text, video and audio on the net that we don’t get through traditional media. It will be interesting to see how audiences/users/visitors (whatever we call them now) will manage this. Do I watch your videos on my laptop, or do I save them for later viewing in the lounge? Do I subscribe to your blog and pick up on videos that you talk about, or do I subscribe to your video feed and watch each video like a television series? There is so much flexibility in internet television that it is particularly difficult to predict its long-term future.

    One thing I think we may see is an increase in audio content to accompany video. I can consume many hours of audio every day, but only have time for maybe 3 hours of video content per week. And the reason is simply that I can work, workout, do housework, etc while I’m listening to audio while video consumes all my attention. Video _is_ useful for creating emotional impact as well as describing and demonstrating… so we need it; but in an hour long factual programme how often do we need more than 5 minutes of video? So why not provide a short video introduction and then podcast the discussion? I believe that will bring a larger audience than purely video centred content.

  3. Awesome video.. I think that TV stations are going to be replaced by Internet TV next year, cause there will be $100 VOD set-top-boxes available to bring On-Demand Internet video to the HDTV. People also spend a lot of time in public transportation, there you can use a 4″ screen to watch your personalised Internet video content.

    Soon enough, I don’t think that content providers will need to spend the time to create a brand, and I think RSS will be replaced by somekind of personal recommendations engine. The point is, you may “subscribe” to your favorite content providers on the Internet, but I think that even more important will be the possibillity of a generator to provide you with a personalised feed based on Ratings that you do compared to all the ratings from the community.

    Today starring items on Google Reader I think is kind of useless, and I think Google Reader should have something better than only bringing friends feeds in. It should bring in feeds from all other Google Reader users based on the starring of content.

    Then imagine you will be able to sit back at your 60″ HDTV and click a big green button on the remote control, which will launch a customized tv programme that the system knows you will enjoy, or you may just choose one of the “moods” of the content, such as if you are in the mood to watch something to do with Tech you can click the green button in that mode, or if you want something about politics in a certain region you can also get to view that, personalised for you.

    I don’t think that people want to watch ads on the Internet, I think many people will prefer to pay 0.01$ or whatever to cover bandwidth costs and to pay the content provider. I’d rather pay Google $2 a year to not have them show me ads on search and in my gmail account, who would prefer to have to watch all those ads?

  4. Awesome video.. I think that TV stations are going to be replaced by Internet TV next year, cause there will be $100 VOD set-top-boxes available to bring On-Demand Internet video to the HDTV. People also spend a lot of time in public transportation, there you can use a 4″ screen to watch your personalised Internet video content.

    Soon enough, I don’t think that content providers will need to spend the time to create a brand, and I think RSS will be replaced by somekind of personal recommendations engine. The point is, you may “subscribe” to your favorite content providers on the Internet, but I think that even more important will be the possibillity of a generator to provide you with a personalised feed based on Ratings that you do compared to all the ratings from the community.

    Today starring items on Google Reader I think is kind of useless, and I think Google Reader should have something better than only bringing friends feeds in. It should bring in feeds from all other Google Reader users based on the starring of content.

    Then imagine you will be able to sit back at your 60″ HDTV and click a big green button on the remote control, which will launch a customized tv programme that the system knows you will enjoy, or you may just choose one of the “moods” of the content, such as if you are in the mood to watch something to do with Tech you can click the green button in that mode, or if you want something about politics in a certain region you can also get to view that, personalised for you.

    I don’t think that people want to watch ads on the Internet, I think many people will prefer to pay 0.01$ or whatever to cover bandwidth costs and to pay the content provider. I’d rather pay Google $2 a year to not have them show me ads on search and in my gmail account, who would prefer to have to watch all those ads?