TiVo could be the king of user created video delivery

Imagine if TiVo reinvents themselves as the platform for user generated content, joining with participatoryculture.org or ourmeidia.org, and includ a BitTorrent engine. You can now whatch RocketBoom on a Series 2 TiVo connected to the internet. After the Long Tail effects video blogs, and there are a ton of them to choose from (as there are with podcasts now) and I find something I really like, I will definitely get a Tivo. They could be the Podshow of Video. They could partner with a ton of advertisers and exploit the Long Tail to a point where you will only see ads for things that your would be interested in. Or maybe a partnership with Skype/Ebay to turn the Tivo into a video phone? Could that work? If Tiov does not do it, someone else will. If Tivo does things right, the future for them could be really exciting. Why not Apple? I think people really want to use their real TV, not a computer or a little Video iPod for this type of content.

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One Response to TiVo could be the king of user created video delivery

  1. Ed Kohler says:

    I think that’s exactly what direction Tivo will go. People want not only more control over when to watch things, but more variety in what they can watch. User generated content on Tivo would make this work.

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