Observing this incredibly diverse CES crowd in Las Vegas, there is one demographic notably absent – the obsolete TV set. As I pondered a few weeks ago, when our industry strives to invent the future of entertainment, we can’t selfishly focus on our own needs as viewers. We must consider the devices in this ecosystem and remember that TVs are people too, afterall.
With Videoscape, CES is now an event filled with possibility, not only for the Gentry appliances, but for now older TV sets and other devices as well. We now have the ability to view all devices with mutual respect, where TV’s will be judged by their character and how they work with the network and its clouds and not by their bunny ears or how they on their own can only deliver a small subset of content.
Together, with our service provider partners, we will reach across the competitive market place to bring entertainment, social media and mobility together to transform how users engage with video, and we’ll create an environment of inclusion for all devices, regardless of form factor or manufacturer, even those TV sets that may feel ostracized or unappreciated.
The new tomorrow for TV has begun. Let’s all now do our part and make 2011 be the year of where we can bring the devices and the experiences they enable all together now, and then lean back and enjoy the harmony.