Saturday, November 10, 2012

TV Nowhere

When I coined the phrase 'TV Everywhere' some six years ago (long before it was hijacked by the broadcasters), the vision was very simple. To deliver on technology I had already produced that enabled a programme to be viewed at a viewer's convenience.

This, quite simply, involves two things. First of all, the rights reside with the user if they have paid for them, and secondly that the programme is available on the viewer's selected device.

A decade ago we pioneered a clickable, persistent EPG. That is, where you can go back and click on any programme that has played.

It's hardly rocket science, but seems well without the grasp of most broadcasters and content providers.

So, now I have become a contrarian and will refer to the TV Nowhere crowd until they get their sct together and live up to my vision, since they stole name!