December 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM
The Television Will Be Revolutionized
Revolution in the world of TV, video, cable. Everybody’s migrating. We’ll see where they’re going.
A screen capture from the streaming media service Hulu Plus. (Hulu)
Cable TV is so big, it’s hard to picture it gone. The shows, the sports, the series, the monthly cable bills loom large in American life. But a move to viewing TV content by web streaming – skipping cable for an Internet feed – is picking up steam so fast that insiders now predict cable itself may be gone, essentially over, in three to five years.
In its place – some combination of once-wild but increasingly compelling web streaming services – Roku, Boxee, Apple TV, Google TV, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime.
This hour, On Point: Revolution in the fast-changing world of TV.
Kartik Hosanagar, professor of information operations management at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Bob Bowman, president and CEO, MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball.