the full post is long & is a bit over the top in “spin”, but I agree with the main points. I think that “non-live” digital media will be sold from an iTunes like store front or some kind of ad-suppported store front. Youtube works great for short clips, but DVD length is just better when the source is in your own home. Who really wants to deal with the hassles of streaming. Best of luck with this kind of service. — Iain —
TechCrunch UK’s Mike Butcher has written a long post about the future of TV on the internet based on an exclusive interview with Paul Cleghorn, the founder of the new TV aggregation site Tape It Off the Internet. Our previous coverage of TIOTI is here.
Cleghorn’s primary contention is that bringing TV online will be much easier than has been the music industry’s experience. His project, TIOTI searches and smartly scrapes iTunes, AOL video, Amazon’s Unbox service and BitTorrent for links to available TV shows. The end result is a feature rich aggregation site that Cleghorn intends to sell ads on. He says it’s like ‘TiVo for the Internet.’