Interactive TV In NYC
from the go-go-TV-go dept
Time Warner is making a big deal about their decision to launch interactive TV programming in New York City. There have been a bunch of articles about it. I still wonder, though, if this offering really is any better than a TiVo. I was starting to believe that real interactive TV would come through a TiVo or Replay style box. However, this is more of the traditional style interactive TV that people wasted a decade or so talking about. It does let you order movies, and then pause/fast forward/rewind. It will be interesting to see how well this is adopted, because just about every other test of interactive TV has failed miserably. However, even more important, is that this appears to be Time Warner’s attempt to roll out additional services, and take control of all information coming in and out of your house. They want to offer voice, video, and data, all through a single company.