Trendspotting: Internet TV

tv2-pr09A top trend I’ve seen this week is Internet TV and how consumers are utilizing their computers as substitutes for their television sets. What’s nice about this feature is the convenience of a portable computer, which would allow you to access your content from multiple points in the house!

Engadget covered a report from Parks Associate, “From Boob Tube to YouTube: Consumers and TVs,” which found the following:

  • Consumers are taking a large interest in technology features such as VOD access and widget services
  • Over 33% of U.S. broadband households show strong interest in Web-enhanced features for connected TVs and set-tops

It seems regardless of how our economy is doing, with entertainment and technology companies producing cutting-edge products and enhancing current features, consumers just can’t pass up the opportunity! Do you agree? Do you find that features such as news and information widgets and Internet TV applications really enhance your overall television experience?

I think an even more important question is- Where is this all going? What else do you foresee in the world of digital media?

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One Response to Trendspotting: Internet TV

  1. MHealy says:

    I’ve known that traditional cable was trending in the direction of ip based media for years. The problem has always been bandwidth. Until we are able to stream reliable content with the same quality that a tradition provider gives us the cable and sat. cos will still reign.

    Hopefully in the next 5-10 years we’ll see more widespread broadband including services such as fios that will provide the bandwidth required to distribute real hd content. That HD content is the only reason I’m still paying my cable company (and paying them too damn much if you ask me).

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