Skip to comments.Eric Schmidt: television is 'already over'(The death of TV)
Posted on 05/03/2013 11:33:48 AM PDT by Dallas59
Speaking at a gathering of digital advertisers in New York City last night, Mr Schmidt refused to forecast when internet video would displace television, instead declaring: "That's already happened."
"It's not a replacement for something that we know," he added. "It's a new thing that we have to think about, to program, to curate and build new platforms."
YouTube recently surpassed the milestone of a billion unique users a month. Only the Google search engine and social network Facebook are frequented more often by those browsing the internet worldwide.
However, the video site lags behind traditional television in the UK, with the average Briton watching four hours and seven minutes of broadcast television per day and just 20 minutes of YouTube in the same period of time.
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Other than for sports, I rarely watch TV anymore, the Internet is my TV.
He’s right. I haven’t watched cable, satellite, or broadcast TV in over 7 years.
In the next few years, PoE (IEEE 802.3af) TV will replace regular TV.
The other thing many people use YouTube for is music. Almost every song you can think of is on YouTube. The only thing that spoils it are the ads.
Google must take a TON of advertising revenue off that.
Expect the record companies to sue to get their cut.
Some sports and Fox news.
Yep, I watch a lot of games online as well.
It’s dead, it just hasn’t stopped moving yet.
I’m about 90% certain I’m cutting the cord next winter, when my existing contract obligations to DirecTV runs out. I’ll go with an OTA for live events (specifically sports) and just go the Netflix/Amazon/Hulu/iTunes route for those things that actually interest me.
I gave up on all modern/current programming, other than a smattering of news and weather. Gave up on cable and the networks. It was just too much of a noxious open-sewer. It became no longer worth the effort to descend down into that repellent stench in order to find two or three agreeable shows.
But I do resort to dvd’s of older shows, which at least seem to coincide with my values, and don’t leave me with constant shudders of revulsion. Old westerns, comedies, war dramas, etc. In fact, at least 95% of what I watch are such dvd’s. I’ve happily left all modern-tv behind. To hell with that sleazy, degenerate crap! And to hell with the leftist Hollyweird scum that produces it. Hope they all go broke and die.
“Other than for sports, I rarely watch TV anymore, the Internet is my TV.”
Ditto that, although I watch a LOT of sports. This year, I started watching more sports on the net since we got NHL Gamecenter. All my news comes from the internet. What passes for news on TV is only carefully managed propaganda and manipulation. Home movies pretty much come from Netflix now.
I am an early adopter, I stopped watching tv in the mid 90s, got rid of it entirely in 2004.
What about the millions of passive couch turds who don’t know how to do anything but turn on the TV and flip the channels? What will they do?
Will they suddenly turn to interesting and informative videos? Will they stop watching ugly menopausal low information women talk about inane subjects? (the View)
Will they stop watching shows dedicated to glorifying irresponsible impregnation? (who be yo daddy shows)
Will they stop watching shows that worship deceit and infidelity? (soap operas, desperate housewives)
Will they stop watching shows that drag heterosexual relations through the mud and through pig $hit? (two and 1 / 2 men)
We are in deep $hit.
52" I-Pads & Tablets on the wall?
We finally cut the cord and got rid of cable last month. $100 a month was just too hard to justify.
What I would like is a service that allows me to stream a movie of my choice for a fee. Netflix streaming is great for TV shows. The selection for movies, however, is terrible. Why won’t the movie studios make older movies available to stream for a buck or two?
I disagree. I have the music channel on all day long.
One of the best things about the Internet is access to foreign programming....I get TV Polonia, which shows Polish programs, many with English subtitles...I got totally hooked on one series called “Time of Honor” about the Polish underground during WWII.