TV’s Tipping Point: Why The Digital Revolution Is Only Just Beginning


ashleybbcth.jpgAshley Highfield, Director of BBC New Media & Technology, spoke at the Royal Television Society, yesterday: “Future TV will may be unrecognisable from today, defined not just by linear TV channels, packaged and scheduled by television executives, but instead will resemble more of a kaleidoscope, thousands of streams of content, some indistinguishable as actual channels. These streams will mix together broadcasters’ content and programmes, and our viewers’ contributions. At the simplest level — audiences will want to organize and re-order content the way they want it. They’ll add comments to our programmes,programmes, vote on them and generally mess about with them. But at another level, audiences will want to create these streams of video themselves from scratch, with or without our help.”

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