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Eric Schmidt: television is 'already over'(The death of TV)
The Telegraph ^ | 5/2/2013 | The Telegraph

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 05/03/2013 11:33:49 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Other than for sports, I rarely watch TV anymore, the Internet is my TV.


2 posted on 05/03/2013 11:34:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

He’s right. I haven’t watched cable, satellite, or broadcast TV in over 7 years.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 11:34:56 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Dallas59

In the next few years, PoE (IEEE 802.3af) TV will replace regular TV.


4 posted on 05/03/2013 11:36:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Dallas59

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.


5 posted on 05/03/2013 11:37:46 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81
Google must take a TON of advertising revenue off that.

Expect the record companies to sue to get their cut.

6 posted on 05/03/2013 11:38:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Other than for sports, I rarely watch TV anymore, the Internet is my TV.

The sports are coming (MLB and NHL are there, NFL is playing with it). Heck, years ago I found a site that streamed the Swedish broadcast of the NFL. MUCH better commercials. Low production values on the announcers (they never changed their clothes week to week, though they were generally affable.)
7 posted on 05/03/2013 11:41:13 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: rbg81
Download Helper

Format Factory
8 posted on 05/03/2013 11:41:25 AM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: dfwgator

Some sports and Fox news.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 11:41:48 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yep, I watch a lot of games online as well.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

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.


11 posted on 05/03/2013 11:44:00 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: Dallas59

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.


12 posted on 05/03/2013 11:48:53 AM PDT by greene66
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To: dfwgator

“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.


13 posted on 05/03/2013 11:52:00 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Dallas59

I am an early adopter, I stopped watching tv in the mid 90s, got rid of it entirely in 2004.


14 posted on 05/03/2013 11:52:15 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Dallas59

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.


15 posted on 05/03/2013 11:53:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Dallas59
What?

52" I-Pads & Tablets on the wall?

16 posted on 05/03/2013 11:54:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Dallas59

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?


17 posted on 05/03/2013 11:56:52 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: rbg81
Almost every song you can think of is on YouTube. The only thing that spoils it are the ads.

What ads?

18 posted on 05/03/2013 12:00:33 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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I disagree. I have the music channel on all day long.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 12:01:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: henkster

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.


20 posted on 05/03/2013 12:02:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rbg81
You Tube allows the homebound and young children to be entertained by every musical act that ever performed before a camera ~ from marching bands to street musicians to symphony orchestras. Just played the Trondheim symphony for the grand daughter ~ ever hear of them? They are outstanding ~ nothing to do in that part of Norway for most of the year but play in an orchestra or ski in the back country while eating roasted fish.

Only the really rich used to be able to do this.

21 posted on 05/03/2013 12:04:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

It’s also fun to discover some of the obscure music from the 60s and 70s that we might have missed.


22 posted on 05/03/2013 12:07:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

If I didn’t have kids, I would kill cable. I have more tv’s than computers. Once they are out of the house, I will kill cable and watch what I want, when I want.


23 posted on 05/03/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: TexasCajun
No, internet ready TV s on the wall, or as I do- computer monitor on the desk with HDMI cable running from my kindle fire with rented or purchased movies. I'm getting ready to end my directv account beacause I can watch my 2 favorite shows on my kindle fire for a dollar a week. TV execs best be prepared, the earth is about to move beneath their feet.

CC

24 posted on 05/03/2013 12:21:48 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t watch sports on tv, with the exception of hockey, as I believe pro sports belongs on BET.


25 posted on 05/03/2013 12:27:07 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Dallas59

1984 version TV coming soon, unless....


26 posted on 05/03/2013 12:28:21 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: dfwgator

Do you really think the record companies aren’t getting a cut today?


27 posted on 05/03/2013 12:28:50 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I’m not familiar with exactly what arrangements the records companies have with YouTube.


28 posted on 05/03/2013 12:31:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

We’ve long had agreements with all four major record labels as well as dozens of independent labels, and now that we are broadening our coverage with more publishers, we’ll be able to create more revenue streams for all of them.

http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2011/08/creating-new-opportunities-for.html


29 posted on 05/03/2013 12:34:57 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

That’s good...I know for example Monty Python actually saw an increase in DVD sales because of the fact they allowed people to post their material on YouTube.


30 posted on 05/03/2013 12:37:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

Not in my house


31 posted on 05/03/2013 12:40:23 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Celtic Conservative
I love my Netflix through my Playstation.

...won't need the playstation with my new 52" 3D-HD Widescreen computer.

32 posted on 05/03/2013 12:42:45 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dfwgator

“Other than for sports, I rarely watch TV anymore, the Internet is my TV.”

Same here.


33 posted on 05/03/2013 12:48:02 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: autumnraine

Consider getting a ROKU if you have wireless internet and a digital TV (You need a USB port). It streams from the internet directly to your TV. They go for about $50-60. I pay for netflix (8/month) and hulu plus (8/month) and already had Amazon Prime so I get those shows too.

I watch one, maybe two network shows a week and might catch a sporting event. Everything else comes from the three video sources.


34 posted on 05/03/2013 12:53:01 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: Dallas59

I dumped TV in 1997. Frankly, with what is available on the internet it’s not even a big deal any more. But it sure opened my eyes regarding all televised news.

Local news casters talk to you as if you are in 7th grade. And national news looks for the visual stuff, ignoring things that matter. And Fox is NOT conservative.


35 posted on 05/03/2013 12:54:27 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Perdogg
PoE (IEEE 802.3af) TV will replace regular TV.

They need to work on the name.

36 posted on 05/03/2013 1:11:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Dallas59
I rarely turn on TV anymore.

I'm downloading a movie from YouTube right this minute...
It's an old Angela Lansbury film called "A Life at Stake" (1954) 480p

"A Life at Stake"

Download in Firefox using the free add-on DownloadHelper. View the .flv file using the free VLC player.

37 posted on 05/03/2013 1:20:27 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: greene66

best thing is no commercials. you can watch something uninterrupted in a lot shorter time.


38 posted on 05/03/2013 2:13:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: henkster

Regular OTA news no longer news, it is abandoned journalism for puff pieces, graphics that eat up minutes of airtime, hardly any international news, crappy local news if any, fluffy feature emo pieces, weather several times, and a large sports portion, plus nine minutes of commercials. You will never see hard news stories in regular broadcasts anymore. Nobody does hard news. Can’t joke and put your own witty personal opinion quip in on hard news stories.

News broadcasts today are basically now infotainment. ET and The Insider and those crap shows are a level worse and are just half hour advertisements for various movies and crap.


39 posted on 05/03/2013 2:18:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Dallas59

With Netflix and online Video-on-Demand, I estimate 1/3 of my viewing is via Internet.

Cable just jumped their price $10 a month. Stupid, stupid, stupid! They are pricing themselves out of the market. Or maybe they see the handwriting on the wall and are trying to bank all they can before they go the way of the typewriter.


40 posted on 05/03/2013 2:50:45 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Secret Agent Man

If you download a film or newscast or whatever then you can take advantage of the VLC player’s ability to play the video at various speeds but keep the frequency of the sound and voices normal... I use it often to play recorded talk shows at about 1.5x normal.

Sometimes it’s useful also to slow down a really fast talker so you can catch everything they say.

A time saver.


41 posted on 05/03/2013 2:51:45 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Celtic Conservative
computer monitor on the desk with HDMI cable running from my kindle fire

I have a similar set up with cable from my laptop to the LCD TV. I also have the ROKU box and the WDTV wifi box that accesses digital TV programs and movies I have saved on a WD NAS wireless 3TB disk drive.

Someone recently mentioned PLEX in a similar TV-Computers thread. I checked it out. I wish I had known about earlier. It is a [currently free] software app that basically replaces the WDTV wifi box by using the local network computers.


42 posted on 05/03/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Dallas59

Ya’ll realize after a certain proportion of folks switch to the Internet for their video entertainment, companies will begin limiting the amount of data to subscribers, right?


43 posted on 05/03/2013 3:17:28 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: TomGuy
The HDMI output was a big selling point between the fire and hd fire ( the standard model doesn't have it). That and dual wifi antennas. The price difference is only about $35.00

CC

44 posted on 05/03/2013 3:18:35 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Dallas59

Same here, since Obama was elected the second time, we’ve turned off the TV. “They” lied to us, they don’t cover the news, and the “comedy” sitcoms are totally boring. I get a bigger kick out of watching Hawaii-5-oh...from a simpler, cleaner time, good acting, great scenery...and I’m watching it “free”...along with many other shows of that era. BTW...my CNN addicted lib across the street today said she hadn’t heard about the Gosnel trial when I asked her about it. This woman was a school teacher for years and “researches” everything...but if CNN is all you watch...(I’m still shaking my head).


45 posted on 05/03/2013 3:40:24 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Dallas59
I'm afraid that the technology is not there yet to displace television.

The airwaves are free to the extent that a broadcaster only has to push its signal out once for all to receive.

Streaming video is a pull model, where all the consumers compete for traffic through a finite pipeline of coaxial cable or DSL. If too many people stream at once, the whole system clogs up and bogs down.

Are we there yet?

-PJ

46 posted on 05/03/2013 3:52:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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47 posted on 05/03/2013 4:16:49 PM PDT by freds6girlies (many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt. 19:30. R.I.P. G & J)
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To: Political Junkie Too

That is true.

Also, the ‘networks’ have to develop a viable and profitable operational mode. Otherwise, they cannot afford to develop new programs.

Right now, the broadcast venue is paying for the development and networks put their programs online more as a curtesy.

One of the big problems for broadcast networks is that people may not want to sit still for 20 minutes of commercials each hour via computer monitors or streaming.


48 posted on 05/03/2013 4:18:57 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Dallas59

Shrug. It’s still alive?

When the local stations went digital I never bothered with the “upgrade”. Don’t regret it one bit.

The only thing that comes into my house is what I allow through the firewall from the Internet.

KMA MSM


49 posted on 05/04/2013 7:34:24 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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