Imagining DTV’s future

From ABI Research

Of the more than 360 million digital terrestrial television (DTT) receivers expected to ship in 2013, about a quarter will be found in “nontraditional” consumer electronics devices – that is, in portable DVD players and media players, and in other fixed consumer electronics equipment such as PC TV tuners, rather than in standard TVs and set-top boxes.

What this says is that broadcast television is going to become more like radio. As appointment TV continues to decline, broadcast television of the future will be more of an on-the-go experience. The grid will change significantly as content blocks will become shorter. News and sports will remain strong components of the broadcast schedule. Everything else is up for grabs. Will channels become more genre specific like cable, or will a new model arise?

No mention of phones.

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