Change is happening whether you like it or not. The TV industry has begun following in the footsteps of newspapers and magazines, establishing internet paywalls and signifying the end of free online content. FierceIPTV reports that TV Everywhere is readying us for the “evolution” of the way we consume content and predicts that devices will become faster, TVs will become smarter and networks will become stronger to sustain these inevitable changes. Our homes are changing too; Fox News anticipates motion-sensing technologies and aggregated control panels in the future smart house. What do you foresee in the “Home of the Future?”
1. The end of free looms for Internet TV (Aug. 1, 2011) – By Dan O’Shea, FierceCable: Content paywalls work if your content is interesting enough. Fox has the right idea in creating a paywall for TV content that it previously had made available for free online.
2. Sustaining TVE and the evolution of video (Aug. 2, 2011) – By Andy Beach, FierceIPTV: TV Throughout the industry, companies are rushing to provide TV Everywhere (TVE) capabilities for consumers.
3. TV Everywhere is the new DRM (Aug. 3, 2011) – By Janko Roettgers, GigaOm: Missed yesterday’s Welcome to the new world of TV Everywhere, where TV watching is as complicated as online banking.
4. Mobile video viewers stay close to home, study finds (Aug. 2, 2011) – By Dan O’Shea, FierceCable: Nielsen reports that most usage of video apps on mobile devices actually is occurring in the home, rather than when users are on the go.
5. The Home of the Future Is Almost Here (Aug. 3, 2011) – By Adam Verwymeren, Fox News: The future was supposed to be here by now. So why has it taken so long for the home to be truly transformed by tech?