[opendtv] Re: TV Everywhere popularity grows among pay TV subscribers, says ABI Research

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 23:39:34 +0000

Craig Birkmaier posted:

http://broadcastengineering.com/cable-amp-iptv/tv-everywhere-popularity-grows-among-pay-tv-subscribers-says-abi-research?NL=BE-06&Issue=BE-06_20130702_BE-06_193&YM_RID=craig@xxxxxxxxx&YM_MID=1406478&sfvc4enews=42

In which it says, "Of these multiscreen and TV Everywhere experiences, the vast 
majority will be by consumers using advanced interactive features, such as 
remote programming of a DVR."

Weird to see old habits dying so hard. What's the term? Gilding the lily?

The simplest way to provide "TV everywhere" is to NOT start by broadcasting it 
at all. All this "everywhere" really means is, providing TV over IP. Therefore, 
go IP from the git-go, just like everything else that's on the Internet. You 
don't need to remotely program a PVR at all, because you don't need a PVR at 
all. When at home, just like on the go, get the content from a server.

People might say, but wait. If I can program a PVR remotely, then doesn't that 
mean that these TV content servers wouldn't be needed?"

Uh, then how do you ever get the content to these other IP screens, while on 
the go? Relayed from a home server? How wasteful of upstream bandwidth in 
particular, and network bandwidth in general!

Bert

 
 
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