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Without Aereo, How Will Traditional TV Be Disrupted?

After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision against Aereo, will traditional TV be disrupted? The First Phase of Disruption Already Started There has been a major shift away from appointment TV to on-demand viewing, beginning with the DVR, followed by Netflix, and now partially fulfilled by hundreds of OTT on-demand apps, from HBOGO to Crunchyroll. The cable networks, […]

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An Emerging New Model for TV? Crunchyroll.

As the viewer trend data make clear, legacy TV is undergoing a dramatic transformation, led by the many alternative ways of watching video. Cable subs are in decline, network TV viewership has tanked, and now even cable TV viewership is eroding. We frequently discuss the new streaming providers (YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu) and the on-demand […]

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TV Is Changing Before Our Eyes

It’s finally happening. The Internet is taking over TV. It’s just happening differently than many of us imagined. There are two major transformations underway. The Rise of The Internet Distributors. Led by Netflix, the group of new distributors includes Amazon and Microsoft now, but maybe Apple and Google later. They are largely distributing traditional TV […]

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Some Thoughts Coming Out of TED
(We need more entrepreneurs!)

With my mind fully stretched in various different directions, a bunch of thoughts are coalescing, coming out of another fantastic TED. Three main points are loosely stitched together in my mind and they point to a bunch of future opportunity. First, we heard convincingly from economists like Robert Gordon, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee that America’s […]

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