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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Exploring TV 2.0 with the IP Video Curator


Internet Television or TV 2.0 -- also known as Internet TV, Catch-up TV and Online TV -- is an IP-based Video service distributed via the public Internet.

Not to be confused with IPTV offerings from broadband service providers, this video content is typically delivered on an as-is basis with no quality-of-service guarantees.

I've shared several market research report summaries recently that highlight key market developments and associated growth forecasts. Questions have been raised about the ongoing availability of digital video content, in light of reports that the big-media companies will likely soon limit access to their TV programs on the Web.

Given this news, I've been somewhat surprised to learn that some people believe that no-fee and advertiser-supported video content could therefore disappear from the Internet -- if and when websites such as Hulu.com decide to charge for access to some or all of their video content.

In reality, there truly is an abundance of video content available, and most of it won't be subject to the shifting policies of a few legacy media conglomerates -- who may decide to cut-back or retreat from the online digital media marketplace, due to their profitability concerns.

So, how do you find the remaining wealth of popular and eclectic video content that's scattered across the Web?

Today, I've launched a new research project called the IP Video Curator -- to help a person discover, watch and share the broad spectrum of what's available online, mostly at no cost.

I welcome your suggestions of links to other resources, as I continue to explore this rapidly evolving phenomenon of over-the-top (OTT) IP-based video free-market distribution and consumption.