I’m not sure if all this is from the Video iPod, but if it is, I’d like to thank Apple. Their latest iPod has certainly become a catalyst for some change in how TV content is going to be distributed. First, some popular ABC shows (like “Lost”) are available as downloads at iTunes stores. Then, NBC News decides to stream their nightly news broadcast for those that missed it (often me). But, I didn’t expect CBS to be giving their content to the search engines to store for them. This could be huge as Google has been playing in video recently, but really didn’t have much content. CBS could easily solve that problem. Even Google may have to go out and buy some hard drives to store all of this if it works out. In the meantime, it’s nice to see the networks coming out of the dark ages.
“REUTERS reported that CBS is talking to both Google and Yahoo about storing TV shows and news archives.
And in another demonstration of convergence, the BBC said yesterday it will be streaming some of its live TV coverage on its web site.
But convergence of PCs and broadcast technology could be as threatening to big outlets like CBS as online news has been for print titles.
Quite a few traditional media outlets have realised that they’re a bit behind on the old online publishing front, which threatens their traditional revenue streams and staff laden business models.”