Video iPod Causes TV Stations to Fret

4 thoughts on “Video iPod Causes TV Stations to Fret”

  1. Video iPod is no threat to anyone, what with overpriced DRM content. Now, P2P is another story. Most popular shows are out on the nets within 24 hours. Couple that with the current generation of inexpensive streaming media hubs to connect to your big-screen and who needs cable/satellite or TiVo? I don’t think this is much of an issue for networks, as how many Nielson families are net savy? It could be a big issue for HBO and Showtime, however. Why pay their subscription fee or buy their DVDs when you can download the shows for free long before the DVD is available? Since I want to see high quality shows keep getting made, I will continue my subscriptions, but will I soon be in the minority?

  2. I hope Bob Iger doesnt get too greedy and start demanding a share of the video ipod revenues after a while. Cellphone makers have been saying for years that their devices would one day become mobile TVs. Hasnt happened yet and I doubt if the ipod video would change anything. Its just an MP3 player that can also play video.

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