Here is Jeremy Allaire talking about video publishing on the web.IPTV vs Internet of VideoHe calls what we do..."the internet of video". (weird name)He calls what CNN/MTV/Sony will do...IPTV."Internet of the Video" is video blogging , or people posting personal videos.IPTV is big companies using the web to push more commercial video content at us.In five years, video will be a normal part of the web experience...but will it be mainly MTV and Fox news videos....or videos that we make for each other?
There are a couple of misunderstandings in the post, worth clarifying here. First off, we are not building a 'box' -- we're building an online service and it will work with a lot of different devices. Second, and most importantly, the distinction between IPTV and "Internet of Video" is mostly a comparison between the emerging Telco-based video initiatives (read: digital cable/satellite replacement over fiber) and a more open, internet-based approach to video publishing and distribution. It's not a comparison between "big company publishing" and "videoblogging". It our belief and focus to enable publishers of all sizes (from MTV down to garage-band, so to speak) to use Internet Television as a platform.
Anyway, I should probably re-record and re-title the presentation as "Telco TV versus Internet Television".