Thursday, October 13, 2005

Death of TV (as we know it)


The technology itself is finally here now. As announced today by Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple Computers) Itunes 6 now supports video . This means that your (HD quality) video file will automagically be downloaded and added to iTunes, just like your music and podcasts.

You can download your favorite TV shows (legally) to your ipod and away you go.. even that episode of LOST you missed last night, will be on the itunes store the next day, for you to watch on you Mac or on the go with your ipod, or with your ipod hooked into your TV! (IN HIGH DEFENTION!)

You can see where this is going when you can put your Favorite DVD's on your Ipod, movies etc, suddenly the whole way we get movies watch movies is no longer in the hands of broadcasters, and we get to watch what we want when we want. If I was a DVD shop I would be worried about now. Bring on the revolution!!

4 comments:

Cara's Mom & Pat said...

The ony problem with this, is that Channel 9 can still edit our favorite Sci Fi shows to bits....
It would be better if we could get the uncut versions straight from the studios...which I guess is why everyone is buying the DVD's!
Jan

Captain Mal said...

Not any more.... they will come direct from stuidos no ads, no edits. Profits direct to artists, not studio's or Tv stations! You download them direct from itunes, channel 9, 7 or whatever have nothing to do with this deal!

Yeti Thunderfoot said...

ahh I can see it now. the advertising dollar, which face it is a just a couple of billion a year and then some, may just sneak it's way directly into the studio production to be sent with the programme as a scrolling bar or even worse.... going back to the days of early I Love Lucy etcetera, the characters breaking out of character to say how much they love Winfield Ammunition and Smoking a Laramie Cigarette, smooth taste with all the tar.

Captain Mal said...

Indeed Yeti, I think you are right, as this service takes off, we will se ads in it, as you currently do on some DVD's and on Podcasts! Its one of things that we have to deal with being in a commercial world. But for now they are ad free