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  • Joshua Kinberg
    Of course, I posted that before reading the next two paragraphs which are even better: Of course, peercasting doesn t change everything. Producing a good show
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 30, 2004
      Of course, I posted that before reading the next two paragraphs which
      are even better:

      "Of course, peercasting doesn't change everything. Producing a good
      show like The Sopranos or E.R. still costs millions. Actors aren't
      cheap. That's why Jarvis thinks the first creators to thrive in a
      BitTorrent world will be a fresh crop of how-to and reality shows,
      where talent is inexpensive and scriptwriters unnecessary. "Trading
      Spaces is probably $100,000 a half hour. But with a Mac and a digital
      video camera you can produce a much cheaper version," Jarvis says."

      "The major networks are watching the situation cautiously. They don't
      want to ignore the potential of the peercasting model, but they can't
      endorse it without knowing where their revenue will come from. "We're
      going to have to be very creative about it," says Channing Dawson, a
      senior vice president with Scripps Networks, which produces several
      food and lifestyle shows for on-demand TV. "But eventually the
      consumer will become the programmer. Content will be accessible
      anywhere, anytime." The executive vice president for research and
      planning at CBS, David Poltrack, elaborates: "In our research with
      consumers, content-on-demand is the killer app. They like the idea of
      paying only for what they watch." The trick, he figures, is to work
      out a solution before the audience for illegal downloading becomes
      truly huge. He figures the networks have 10 years."


      On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 02:16:14 -0500, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> wrote:
      > This quote from the article is very intriguing:
      > "What exactly would a next-generation broadcaster look like? The VCs
      > at Union Square Ventures don't know, though they'd love to invest in
      > one. They suspect the network of the future will resemble Yahoo! or
      > Amazon.com - an aggregator that finds shows, distributes them in P2P
      > video torrents, and sells ads or subscriptions to its portal. The real
      > value of the so-called BitTorrent broadcaster would be in highlighting
      > the good stuff, much as the collaborative filtering of Amazon and TiVo
      > helps people pick good material. Eric Garland, CEO of the P2P analysis
      > firm BigChampagne, says, "the real work isn't acquisition. It's good,
      > reliable filtering. We'll have more video than we'll know what to do
      > with. A next-gen broadcaster will say, 'Look, there are 2,500 shows
      > out there, but here are the few that you're really going to like.'
      > We'll be willing to pay someone to hold back the tide."
      > -Josh
      > On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 06:41:10 -0000, courtwms777 <courtwms777@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > I just read this article from Wired.com about the creator of Bit
      > > Torrent (Bram Cohen) and frankly, it explained Bit Torrent in the
      > > most comprehensible way (for those new vloggers completely unfamiliar
      > > with Bit Torrent, as I was. :-)
      > >
      > > http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.01/bittorrent.html
      > >
      > > Very interesting read...
      > >
      > > Courtney
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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