Techdirt Podcast Episode 78: What's Next For Online Video?

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Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Twitch — online video is still booming. But it also still struggles under the weight of exclusive deals and content silos, and it feels like there’s still plenty of innovation to be done. But where will that innovation come from? This week, we discuss the future of online video.

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fairuse (profile) says:

People's Perception of Online Video vs Reality

I think you guys should revisit this topic again. Here is my reason for saying you danced around but never gave an answer to, “What’s Next”.

Players in online video as of today:

1. Major cable system with content catalogue and VOD online.
1.1 All networks creating original content and buying syndicated packages; Broadcast networks, cable networks, premium original content networks, and specialty networks.

2. Amazon Instant Video w/ Prime (30 add-on subscriptions), Netflix, Hulu, and similar services.

3. Youtube, Vimeo, Ustream, Flickr, etc.

4. Video via Twitter, Facebook, and the group of video I call “post anything now and move on”, Vine, Snapchat, Periscope, Bambuser, and others.

The top of the food chain is 1 an the bottom is 4, only as a reference.

Now, the question is what is going to happen? I pay Comcast for the works, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.

Hulu will decline for reasons that I think is “Not getting it”. All the rest, 3 & 4, I don’t know what will happen. A clue is Amazon making deals with short film format content creators with high quality; pulling them away from free viewing.

Just an opinion. I may be way off topic.

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