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Walk with Me into the Video Future

January 11, 2011 - 1 Comment

Profound changes are upon us – and especially how we consume television, use the Internet, and communicate with each other.

The entire video eco-system is in an extraordinary state of change – from the studios that create content, to the wired and wireless broadband networks that carry it, to the many types of Internet-connected screens that display it.

The whole Internet-connectable, video-capable display sector is poised to expand quickly and dramatically.  It was only this past April that tablet-based viewing of video entered the consumer mainstream. As it did, a seismic shift occurred: The notion of a portable screen that connects to the Internet and streams  video went from plausible to persuasive.

Put another way:  Video is about to become as integral to our everyday lives as the written word and voice communication.

Every week, it seems, we hear of alternative ways to create or consume video online. This is highly disruptive to many industries, including pay television! New opportunities also abound. Service providers, for example, are in a splendid position to create new video experiences – experiences that unleash more value, on more screens, for the entire video eco-system.

We are all increasingly part of that video eco-system.  Watch the video below to join me on a short stroll through this marvelous new world… the unstoppable fusion of wired, wireless, video, and the Internet.

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