I just plugged into this site, wow. Who needs Cable TV or Sat TV now? This site is streaming all kinds of international stations. I’m watching a volleyball game in China, and now a Christian channel in Khazakistan. Check it out.
We all know that soon the Internet and TV will merge into a new child, called IPTV. Check out all my thoughts on IPTV.
How could Yahoo! respond to the Google acquisition of YouTube, the 10th most visited website in the internet? A few scenarios:
- Resist the acquisition, call in the Fed to suggest that a monopoly between Google Video and YouTube will dominate the landscape?
- Outbid Google for YouTube?
- Partner with Blip, Revver, or other video sites?
- Enhance or start uber-marketing the Yahoo Video site?
- Move away from being the upload portal and build out Jumpcut to be the creation portal?
- Establish working partnership with iTunes for deliver of content?
- Serve up TV shows with traditional TV and Movie Media Networks?
- Focus on something else?
- Other (Leave a comment)
In the comments below, tell me what you think (leave the #s that you may think or suggest your own). More thoughts from Arrington.
Note: I’m a shareholder of Yahoo stock, have friends there, and use several of their products.
Update: Google has purchased YouTube for 1.65 bil.
Update: YouTube talks with Universal, Sony and CBS for content deal.
If you didnt’ get a chance to see it, last night was the premiere of Discovery Atlas. Using solid high quality (hi def?) video they’re capturing unique stories of countries around the globe. Part of their experience is an interactive state on the web, where content is changing real time during the show in real time. Yes, the website content is contextual and changes depending on what’s occuring on the show. This first segment was about China, which will be followed by Brazil. You can join the forum and chat with others in real time to build community.
For TV shows that want to build community, deploy an interactive social site that engages a wide range of users, provides extra information and promotes sharing and conversations among your community.
I’m learning a lot about photography and watching this artist cruise around SF taking pictures. It’s neat as you can watch the video, hear his insight, and then the actual final photographs will be shown on the video
Part 1: Thomas near golden gate bridge
Part 2: He discusses some of his more advanced tactics, gets wet and crawls around on the floor like a sniper
Part 3: Night shooting the golden gate, and taking pics of people
Part 4: City shooting at night (food porn discussion too)
Online Video is going to be important, here’s why:
- It tells a unique story that text or audio can’t tell alone
- It’s engaging (but requires most or all of your attention)
- Online video can and wiill be distributed in the following vehicles
- Browser (in players)
- Mobile Devices (Like video iPod)
- TV hybrid devices (like Tivo, Slingbox)
- TV (someday, someone will create a channel that pulls in content from web, like Current TV)
Robert, I’d like to see the blue sky, not the washed out white background, is that possible? I know you’re just getting started.
I headed to the launch party with Mario, ran into the usual suspects I see at most events. During the presentation videos, I was very impressed by the rich and well produced content. It’s really a lifestyle channel, that’s a bit edgier and more raw than traditional TV. In fact they are specially aiming to be the opposite of MTV. After the introductions, videos ran and played clips of all the shows.
First broadcast television. Then cable television. Now, you can kill your television. Revision3 aims to prove that on-demand, distributed online content is better, faster, more effective, and better targeted to what YOU want to watch.
Tonight, September 26th, Revision3 launches their brand new website with all-new shows, all-new faces, and a few surprises that are sure to turn some heads! And all the familiar Revision3 faces are back with some new episodes, too! You might even find something new from the show that started it all! So raise your drinking glass of malt liquor and share a toast with Revision3 as we push IPTV to the next level. (revision 3 site)
Here’s how I can describe the shows that will be coming; fast, unique, edgier, under 30ish, lifestyle, geek. Those around me noticed that unlike other geek events the crowd was super charged with screaming, dancing, and everyone having a great time partying. It was a welcome change from the business networking events I’m accustomed to attending.
Distribution of course will be native to the web, or for fatter downloads you’ll use bit torrent. I’m sure that many shows will be subscribed to mobile devices, and with products like Tivo, Slingbox, and other IPTV technologies, you’ll be able to take in their content in a variety of ways that you want, another example of how the consumers are taking charge.
Here are several ‘channels/shows’ that will be available; Systm, diggnation, thebroken, infected, InDigital, geekdrome, CtrlAltChicken (It’s a cooking show!)
Rev 3 Team
Got a quick photo with Kevin Rose of Digg.com
He’s too fast!
Ctrl Alt Chicken Cooking Show
A few weeks ago there was discussion on YouTube Stats revealed. I made some general calculations suggesting they will double their storage needs by January, and then every four months after.
Fred, a Venture Capitalist in New York has made some projections on the revenue model of YouTube. He suggests that they could generate $440 million dollars a year.
I’ve been doing some thinking about how the Internet and TV will marry, YouTube could be an actual channel in your living room. More of my thoughts on IPTV here.
Jeff Pulver has a nice list of Internet TV shows, I expect this list to triple by the end of year. The barriers to create online content are pretty low, and will continue to drop. The Consumers are becoming Producers.
“Somewhere between the world of professionally “produced” TV shows and personal video blogs lies the world of what can be best described as “TV Shows Only Available on the Internet.”
I’m keeping an eye on Internet TV, I’ve written a few other things (and taken video) of what the future could be.
I’ve uploaded a few more videos to Google Video, I take these videos using my Sony Digital Camera (not a camcorder). My biggest concern is the time it takes for the videos to process –some took nearly 2-3 days?
Last weekend I went to Seattle for just one night –video of the famous fish throwers and of course the original starbucks. Getting some comments on my WebVisions videos, before the doors opened, and a took some video while I was on the Social Media Panel, You can see Dan, Brian, and Kit speaking. I’m collecting many of my online videos on this page.
This is a pretty funny conversation between Jeremy Pepper, and Shel Israel and myself at the TechCrunch7 party. We we’re goofin off, but if you’ve seen any of us speak at a conference we’re much more serious –ok that’s a lie. (The video also features Marc Canter, Dave Winer, Salim Ismail)
Robert and Patrick Scoble have been watching some Google TV as well –yeah I like the same shows that Patrick does, what does that say?
I need to figure out a better process to upload videos, YouTube has size or duration restrictions and Google Video seems to take too long. I talked to the Blip folks on the phone, I’ll experiment with that. Also I had a conversation with Micki (Yes, the one who is in the valleywag ‘hottie’ contest) and she works for Revver.
The challenge is, there are so many online video companies coming, it’s hard to narrow it down.
Cruising through Current TV’s site. Users can create ads THEY want to see, and the community gets to vote, then it ends up on the Current TV channel. Such as this one made for Sony by the community.
What would resonate better than an advertisement designed, created, and approved by your community? Permission, admission, and giving up control to gain so much more
The Social Media Adoption Curve (and the changes on marketers) quickly comes, are you ready?
We’re just at the start of the curve for social media adoption as mainstream medium. I would predict techogeeks and younger generations are the primary adopters.
Just saw this article by Advertising Age regarding Marketing Reality Check: Blogs, Pods, RSS.
It suggests that social media is not yet mainstream, is totally hype, and for many folks, awareness is low –I agree, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare.
9 Points of supporting evidence, Social Media is coming: (add your own)
1) Web is the number one medium in the workplace in North America
2) TV is the number one medium at home in North America, trailed by Internet. This will change as they will soon marry.
3) Consumers use Google to find content (that means podcasts, rss, and blogs will get served up)
4) Online Consumers are talking to each other using the web and internet shoppers read consumers reviews before making decisions! (Also from Jupiter Research)
5) The internet is growing globally, soon markets will extend past physical borders (Shel Israel told me he and Charlene Li agree that
Borders no Longer matter “Update: borders are becoming irrelevant”)
6) A decade of adoption: How the internet has woven itself into American life (Pew)
7) Soon new ways to discover information about products and markets will occur, Cell phones that bar scan products and get ratings from a trusted network of consumers
8) Mobile devices that tell consumers when products that they love are on sale and bundled with other products
9) The next generation of workers, buyers, and leaders will be internet savvy, and will be bringing their social networks with them. The MySpace generation cometh