The future of television is nothing short of amazing. It's time we all take control of mass media before it completely takes control of us. This is my take on what's about to pummel traditional broadcasters.
The central challenge to the folks running the
traditional aspects of content businesses is
that their business models are based on
moving the containers around. No containers
means no business model. Chaos.
That’s not good is it? Nope.
A schedule for non live events in an on-
demand world is an arcane idea. No schedule
and again no business model. The PVR was
only the start.
Choice is at
the center of
This is an actual picture of my living room.
Windows Media Center.
Safari for everything else.
Crazy thing is that there is no
single revolutionary at the core
but rather a bunch of
revolutionaries who are
meeting a massive pent up
consumer demand which is
Give us access to
what we want
not what you
think we want.
Or we will continue to ﬁgure it out without your help.
The killer app for mass
adoption may simply be how
we control it.
Who would have predicted what would
happen when someone put an
accelerometer into a game controller.
It’s not rocket science. It’s
adoption of what we already
have. That’s what makes it
so compelling and
You want this to happen. You
want your own version of the
mash-up. You want the channel
of you. Thats what will fuel the
We will buy the best content, surf the rest,
entertain, educate and connect ourselves in
ways we have not yet imagined.
We will shift between narrative and
connective content seamlessly.
Deﬁnition: Narrative content tells a story. Connective content
make your actions part of the story.
The future of
television may very
well be built on an
Who wins this is up for grabs but
it’s an awesome opportunity.
Most of the bits are already here
all it needs is a platform for us
When we are
model is done.
This will happen faster than the traditionalist
think. Once the current economic crisis
starts to abate. The shift will be fast.
We are here.
You don’t need the mass
market only the meaningful
market to screw up advertising
Advertisers like consumers with
money. Consumers with money value
their time. It only takes 15% of the
population to shift and today’s game
As the money shifts the 30 second spot
model will ﬁnally fall and as it does all those
that depend on it shall fall with it.
Innovate now or die later - Please invent!
can’t say it any clearer.
Of course the people who really need to understand this point
will never see this presentation - they don’t even know what
slideshare is. Irony
BTW I can’t believe the impact of the PVR has been successfully ignored for so
long an effort deﬁnitely worth some sort of award...somewhere. Perhaps a
Darwin...just a thought.
The business model
which favors consumer
supported content will
New empires will be built
and old empires will
vanish. New days will