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iPod could \"save primetime network TV\"

updated 03:20 pm EDT, Fri October 14, 2005

iPod network TV

Mark Cuban, who became a billionaire in the content delivery business, says the announcement this week by Apple and ABC will "enabled a new revenue stream which if it grows, could definitely be the revenue stream that ," says Cuban. He believes other companies will try to get in on the action sooner than they did with music. "All of this isnt going to happen overnight. Distribution must expand beyond Apple, and it will. It will be interesting to see how fast Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Sony (If sony had an iTunes and an ABC deal for the PSP...wow !), AOL and even retailers like Walmart Online and Best Buy respond. Which they will. They arent going to let Apple run away with this market like they did music."




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  1. lemuel777

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    But they don't get it..

    The reason all the other content providers are going to loose is because they are not iPOD compatible they sell their souls to Microsoft's junk. If they would make their equipment AAC and H.264 compatible (not DRM) I would buy it, like Arcos. Now, I want to see Home Extreme Makeover on iTunes (iMedia).

  1. jrbm689

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yea...

    If only those other content providers would realize people hate Microsoft's oppressive policies and would rather give their money and souls to Apple, whose DRM doesn't even allow archiving of downloaded video, then they may succeed. Until then, though, people will continue to be ignorant and not see how much better Apple is. BTW, APPLE ROOLZZ!!OMGGG

  1. pascalpp

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    PSP wow?

    "(If sony had an iTunes and an ABC deal for the PSP...wow !)"

    I'm pretty sure iPods outsell PSPs by a large margin, so i'm not sure what the WOW is here. And even so, it's an IF that will never be an IS.

  1. Deal

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    *BRING*

    This guy talks like you can just wave a magic wand and all the issues (that Apple has already covered) just disappear *BRING*

    Application for easily playing/buying already on everybody's computer
    *Bring*
    Infrastructure for serving all that data
    *Bring*
    Customers signed up and ready to use it
    *Bring*
    Great hardware/software integration capable of handling the task
    *Bring*
    The clout to make the deal happen between the companies in question
    *Bring*

    Give me a break. You'd have to be a pretty amazing magician to catch up with Apple at this point!

  1. MrKlin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sigh

    Man, even if Jobs slap an Apple on his own f**** trust zealots like pascalpp to be all over it.

    How about PSP having a 16:9 screen? 480 pixels wide and millions of colors? If iPod has that screen you would be all "WOW".

    Plus, who care what Cuban says? He got lucky during the dotcom bubble by selling a piece of junk to Yahoo who were idiots by paying $6B for it.

  1. mikeschr

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Sigh

    I agree that watching video on the PSP would be more enjoyable than on the iPod, but Sony has an abysmal track record in creating a user experience as good as iTunes.
    Sony would have to undergo a huge transformation to become that kind of user-friendly company, but who knows? Maybe they'll do it.

  1. ultrasource

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    sony

    sony is so 1988. don't get me wrong, they could make a comeback but look how bad they've failed with portable music... their own invention. i think they need to come up with a new propietary media format to confuse the market with.
    i think watching anything on a screen less than 6 inches is just plain c*** but it's cool that the new iPod does video just for the novelty. It's good to know that Bono is in my pocket anytime I need him to sing to me.

  1. MacHarbor

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sigh

    "How about PSP having a 16:9 screen? 480 pixels wide and millions of colors? If iPod has that screen you would be all "WOW"."

    WOW, iPod Video has a dock with video-out so you can plug it into a TV and watch them at something other than 16:9. PSP, GASP, Does not have video out.

    320*240 encoded with h.264 looks great on a standard def TV (I know, I have all the Diggnation, Systm and DigitalLifeTV episodes saved and watch them via my computers video-out). The iPod video player is meant for the masses. The PSP is meant for gamers.

  1. MrKlin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Poor arguments

    "but look how bad they've failed with portable music... their own invention."

    Well, one could saiy the same thing about Apple before they came charging back with Jobs, OSX, iPod, ITMS, etc. Sony is also 10x more diversified than Apple is. I could hardly call Sony irrelevant.

    "320*240 encoded with h.264 looks great on a standard def TV (I know"

    You know jack, zealot. The videos are watchable. If you are not blind (or know something about technology), you would know that VHS outputs ~300 lines. When's the last time you boasted about the output quality of VHS? And yes, you have these great shows you watch on SDTV via your computer's video-out. Pretty pathetic, time to move out of your parents basement don't you think?

    Also, you totally misconstrued my point - I am merely pointing out the guy who dissed PSP screen would have loved the same screen had it been on an Apple device.

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