The first promise of anywhere, anytime TV came from a fantastic broadband promise commercial in 2000. Any movie anytime any where! Today one can look back at a $$$ billion dollars for YouTube as so cheap@!
In 2000-20009 it was Broadband that changed anything. As recounted in the book “Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist.” “Let’s not forget YouTube, which turned every minute into prime time and the entire planet into an audience. Or that ultimate lovechild of broadband and television, Hulu. We’ve largely replaced our real-world relationships with Facebook pokes and Twitter updates, and most of us now own either an iPod or an iPhone (or both!). All have made for a broadband-enabled life. In the meantime, a new era of grid computing, known as cloud computing, has begun, courtesy of Jeff Bezos’s amazing house on the hill, Amazon.com.
Of course, the very flat and democratic Internet has also destroyed aging business models practiced by those that failed to learn one simple truth: packets eventually end up at their destination."
Years later, the mighty in Hollywood have fallen and have conceded defeat to the chord cutters.
Almost two years after stepping down as Hulu's CEO, Jason Kilar is ready to open up about why he plans to take on YouTube with his new company Vessel.
NBC is launching on Tuesday “TV Anywhere” a live stream of its programming on the Web.
The new service on NBC.com will flow the network's shows live on computers. The service, however, is available only to those who can prove they have a pay-TV subscription, so this isn't an outright freebie. NBC says that streaming to mobile devices will be available in early 2015.
Then again Microsoft never did anything with the best streaming name, Web Tv or CBS as TV.com and Yahoo has Broadcast.com that made Cuban millions than like the rest of Yahoo's acquisitions sat collecting dust.
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