Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Cologne Conference...

From the Hollywood Reporter...

COLOGNE, Germany -- Traditional television revenue models are crumbling, but that's nothing to be worried about, at least according a wide range of speakers at this year's Cologne Conference.

The main message to come out of the German TV festival and confab, which wrapped Monday, was that big industry bugaboos including Internet piracy and TiVo-like time-shifting technology won't mean the end of TV.

"Television is a parasite that lives on the back of other platforms," said MIT professor and media historian William Uricchio in his keynote. "The panic I'm seeing now (with regards to the Internet) has happened to TV before ... with the advent of the remote control and the video recorder."


No comments: