the end of tv as we know it?

01/10/06 at 2:03 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net, Tech | Leave a comment

Here's an excerpt from my INQ7 Infotech @Play column piece:

This will be the revolution that will change TV and movies as we know it. We will not only change our watching habits, shifting from the set programming of TV stations and cable companies to entertainment-on-demand, but also create original content that we will watch and share with others. Whether it’s video blogs, video podcasting or mobile films, we are seeing an explosion of multimedia content generated by ordinary people. These are the movies we create everyday — the clips we take with our camera phones, or our videocams, or the live performances (yes, I know there are many types of performances, but let’s keep this GP, hehe) on our webcams.

The world is watching. And we’re watching the world, and letting others watch.

So will our own broadcast networks get it and embrace entertainment-on-demand? Will our cable companies finally realize that we don’t really watch all the channels they provide with our monthly subscription, and offer flexible packages where we’ll subscribe per channel, apart from their current pay-per-view offerings? How about Filipino TV programs and movies available for streaming or downloading to iPods, portable media centers, PSPs, PDAs and mobile phones?

Read the full story.

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