The Fix TV announced that it will begin programming as the only TV channel to broadcast entirely on the Internet. If this isn’t a bet that broadband is going to sweep the nation, I don’t know what is. Set to begin airing in 2006, the site will air original programming with regular TV production values while giving users a variety of options to access and view the shows (download, stream, burn). From their website:
Programming will also be available in multiple formats and sized to meet the vast array of media devices including but not limited to; PC’s, set top boxes, DVR’s, Cell Phones, DVD recorders, Portable Media Players, PDA’s and more. What’s more is the ability to freely share. Now that’s freedom!
This is one view of the future of TV. Consistent with nearly all the leading edge companies expanding the options of video for consumers, consumer choice and control are the central thread among them. To make this future happen, a true-broadband network must be in place to allow these new endeavors to prosper.