“Boxee CEO Avner Ronen has been trying to reinvent TV for years now — first by building software for hacked Xboxes and PCs, then with the funky Boxee Box media streamer, and now with his first mainstream product, the Boxee TV,” Nilay Patel reports for The Verge. “We spoke about the future of the industry — and the future of Boxee.”
I’m not sure people want everything on demand. They still want some things live, like sports or reality TV. And there’s the water cooler effect that this generation is also experiencing via Twitter — there’s value in watching a show live if there’s a conversation going on on Twitter or Facebook. So I think there is still a lot of value in live.
I don’t think people care really if they get their shows through the internet or IPTV or satellite. They care what device they can watch it on, how much it costs, and what quality it is, but not necessarily who they’re getting it from. If everybody had access to the same content on a level playing field and we competed over marketing and user experience — you’d see a much more competitive landscape. – Boxee CEO Avner Ronen
Much more in the full article here.
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