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Posted by Jim Nail on August 19, 2013
A spate of events this month argues that the industry that revolves around video entertainment and advertising (I no longer call it the "television" industry!) has entered a period where long-delayed change will burst out:
I hate to uses the cliché of a dam bursting, but it does have that feel. The TV industry has resisted change for a decade or more, but this sudden cluster of events demonstrates that the pressure has become irresistible and the immovable object has begun to shift. But how big will that movement be? Here are three questions I will be researching in the coming months that will determine whether real change occurs or if today's media behemoths just reshuffle the deck:
What do you think: Are we on the verge of massive change? Or is the hype driving a bubble that will burst as the forces of the status quo bend the Internet to the old business model? Let me know what you think, and let's talk live as I conduct this research this fall.