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Curry, Universal Sports, and the Future of TV

Curry, Universal Sports, and the Future of TV

Proust had his madeleine. For a bunch of Brightcove people working across from the Tandoori Grill in the South Hall at The NAB Show, the smell of curry will likely trigger thoughts of smart TV, paywalls and DRM for years to come. Sorry about that guys. But what a show.

The end of DRM?

The end of DRM?

Comedian Louis CK is running an interesting experiment right now that could foreshadow the future of DRM in the video, motion picture and TV business.

What Cable is doing wrong

What Cable is doing wrong

Earlier this week I outlined why I think cable (and by cable, I mean satellite, telco TV, etc.) are doing a great job with innovative new products like their iPad apps that include both on demand and live content. 2011 was a pivotal year where we saw that the future is not tied to a set-top box or a single device.

Televisions are the new smartphones

Televisions are the new smartphones

106 million Internet-ready TVs will be sold (and connected) in 2012. That statistic, from Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, quoted in Barron’s earlier this month, still blows my mind. The article was bullish on Apple’s financial prospects should it enter the proper TV business and sell an estimated 1.4mm units.