Tag: TV

Steve Jobs’s greatest legacy: persuading the world to pay for content

| 29/08/2011 | Reply
Steve Jobs’s greatest legacy: persuading the world to pay for content

Apple’s CEO always wanted to get something great to the customer without any obstacles – except that they should pay Ten years is, of course, a long time in media. Ten years ago, if you wanted to download some music, your best bet was Napster or one of the filesharing systems such as LimeWire or […]

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TV’s future looks long and strong

| 29/08/2011 | Reply
TV’s future looks long and strong

By Torin Douglas Media correspondent, BBC News Remember all those stories saying “TV is dead”? Google is full of them – about 949,000, according to its own calculation. “TV is dead. Long live the internet,” proclaimed a Guardian headline just a couple of months ago. Yet what once seemed the conventional wisdom now looks premature […]

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‘Google Needs TV’, Chairman Will Tell Broadcasters in Edinburgh

| 23/08/2011 | Reply
‘Google Needs TV’, Chairman Will Tell Broadcasters in Edinburgh

When Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt gives the MacTaggart lecture to an audience of television executives in Edinburgh on Friday, the first person from outside the broadcasting sector to do so, he will deliver a positive message: ‘Google (NSDQ: GOOG) needs you’.

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New media gains offer mutual benefits for television

| 23/08/2011 | Reply
New media gains offer mutual benefits for television

Since 2006 the amount of television viewed by an average UK citizen has risen every year. Between May 2010 and May 2011 that rise was 6%, taking daily consumption to more than four hours per day. And despite everything else – iPlayer, YouTube, personal video recorders (PVRs), Facebook, tablets, you name it – 90% of that total is being done on conventionally scheduled television channels. In the UK at least, conventional television has proved extraordinarily resilient. It remains, in Deloitte’s words, a “super medium”.

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