Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
constantinegi at corp.earthlink.net
Mon Jan 15 23:54:26 UTC 2007
The changes in network news have little to do with consumer
tendencies or entrenched content provider culture. News departments
have operated at a financial loss for many many years. The big
networks supported news as a service to the public, not as a
moneymaker. Furthermore, the internet has really changed the way news
is consumed. I really think it falls outside of the entertainment
discussion. It is a very different product.
Gian Anthony Constantine
Senior Network Design Engineer
On Jan 15, 2007, at 5:53 PM, Richard Naylor wrote:
> At 09:50 a.m. 15/01/2007 -0500, Gian Constantine wrote:
>> The problem with this all (or mostly) VoD model is the entrenched
>> culture. In countries outside of the U.S. with smaller channel
>> lineups, an all VoD model might be easier to migrate to over time.
>> In the U.S., where we have 200+ channel lineups, consumers have
>> become accustomed to the massive variety and instant gratification
>> of a linear lineup. If you leave it to the customer to choose
>> their programs, and then wait for them to arrive and be viewed,
>> the instant gratification aspect is lost. This is important to
>> consumers here.
>> While I do not think an all or mostly VoD model will work for
>> consumers in U.S. in the near term (next 5 years), it may work in
>> the long term (7-10 years). There are so many obstacles in the way
>> from a business side of things, though.
> I don't see many obstacles for content and neither do other
> broadcasters. The broadcast world is changing. Late last year ABC
> or NBC (sorry brain fade) announced the lay off of 700 News staff,
> saying news is no longer king. Instead they are moving to a
> strategy similar to that of the BBC. ie lots of on-demand content
> on the Internet.
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