Podcast Video | Posted by Phil Leigh on September 26, 2007
If you would like to learn about the future of broadband video entertainment, this interview is for you. (Part 2 of 2).
Our guest today is Kurt Scherf who is a Vice President and Principal Analyst with Parks Associates.
In the second part of the interview, the Parks Associate analyst discusses some of the drivers that are leading our society toward a broadband Internet video future. One key driver that has yet to fall into place is a decision by the Hollywood studios and broadcasters to release popular content over the Internet.
While the drivers push us toward a broadband video future, there are a number of inhibitors that are retarding our progress as well. One example is subscription overload. Now, not only do the CATV companies want a subscription fee for video, but so also to the telephone companies for a “walled prison” of IPTV services. While its great to have the Internet as an information super-highway, consumers resent those vendors who try to set-up toll booths every five miles.
Length: This video interview is covered in about 16 minutes.