The Universal: Television, The Internet and the End of Space & Time


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A presentation on the history of online broadcasting, an overview of the current situation including characteristics and issues, ending with a look at what the future of online broadcasting may bring. Every thumbnail should be a live link.

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  • Great presentation. I like it since it makes reference to early efforts on Interent-TV which is now relevant due to solutions like BLIP.TV, YOUTUBE.COM, JOOST.COM, BABLEGUM.COM, etc.

    By the way, for the record: one of the first netcasts was made on November 18, 1994 for the Rolling Stones conert at the Rose Bowl in Dallas, Texas during the Voodoo Lounge Concert Tour (1994-1995). Regards. Federico Iglesias -
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  • Appropriate topic for my final presentation as a FIMS student and also for our final presentation of the day. Huge topic so this will be a pretty fast-paced overview…I hope.
  • The Universal: Television, The Internet and the End of Space & Time

    1. 1. The Universal: Television, The Internet and The End of Space & Time By: Jason Hammond ( [email_address] ) For: Professor David Spencer MLIS 532 University of Western Ontario Dec 5, 2006
    2. 2. On July 2, 2005, viewers watching the worldwide Live 8 concerts on TV saw this…
    3. 3. Viewers watching online saw this…
    4. 4. David Bauder of the Associated Press observed: <ul><li>“ Television seemed shockingly old-fashioned in how it followed Saturday's worldwide concert for poverty relief. AOL's coverage was so superior, it may one day be seen as a historical marker in drawing people to computers instead of TV screens for big events.” (Bauder, 2005) </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Past
    6. 6. For the past 50 years, television has been the dominant communication medium in our society.
    7. 7. The Present
    8. 8. We are at the beginning of the next communication revolution, a quickly accelerating one unlike any the world has seen before…
    9. 9. TV’s Successor? <ul><li>Radio took 30 years to reach an audience of 50 million people </li></ul><ul><li>TV took 13 years </li></ul><ul><li>The I nternet took only four, from 1997 when it first entered popular consciousness to 2001 when 9 million people alone “tuned in” to a webcast of a Madonna concert </li></ul><ul><li>(source BBC , March 22, 2001) </li></ul>
    10. 10. A Brief History of Broadcasting On The Internet <ul><li>1995 – first streaming audio (RealAudio) </li></ul><ul><li>1995 – AudioNet (later </li></ul><ul><li>1997 – first streaming video (RealVideo) </li></ul><ul><li>1998 – iFilm </li></ul><ul><li>1998 – Google </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Google purchases YouTube for $1.65 billion </li></ul>
    11. 11. On the Internet, Space and Time Disappear
    12. 12. Time No Longer Matters
    13. 13. Space No Longer Matters
    14. 14. Today
    15. 15. Resurrection
    16. 16. Do It Yourself
    17. 17. Audience Size – “One-Time”
    18. 18. Audience Size – Cumulative
    19. 19. Issues
    20. 20. Clearance
    21. 21. Copyright
    22. 22. English-Speaking Bias
    23. 23. Google Dominance
    24. 24. The Future
    25. 25. TV’s Not Dead
    26. 26. Traditional Media Will Come On Board …Slowly
    27. 27. Many To Many
    28. 28. Citizen Journalism
    29. 29. “ Broadcatching”
    30. 30. NewTube?
    31. 31. Ubiquitous Media
    32. 32. In Summary…
    33. 33. Omnipresent Media