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.
Only the really rich used to be able to do this.
It’s also fun to discover some of the obscure music from the 60s and 70s that we might have missed.
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.
I don’t watch sports on tv, with the exception of hockey, as I believe pro sports belongs on BET.
1984 version TV coming soon, unless....
Do you really think the record companies aren’t getting a cut today?
I’m not familiar with exactly what arrangements the records companies have with YouTube.
Weve 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, well be able to create more revenue streams for all of them.
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.
Not in my house
...won't need the playstation with my new 52" 3D-HD Widescreen computer.
“Other than for sports, I rarely watch TV anymore, the Internet is my TV.”
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.
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.
They need to work on the name.
I'm downloading a movie from YouTube right this minute...
It's an old Angela Lansbury film called "A Life at Stake" (1954) 480p
Download in Firefox using the free add-on DownloadHelper. View the .flv file using the free VLC player.
best thing is no commercials. you can watch something uninterrupted in a lot shorter time.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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?
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.
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.
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