In 5 Years, You’ll Have 500 Billions Hours Of Video At Your Fingertips, Everywhere

Sep 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Internet TV, Streaming Video

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Think YouTube and the iPhone are pretty cool?

In 5 years, there will be more than 12 billion devices capable of connecting to 500 billion hours of on-demand video content.

According to Intel’s projections, on-demand TV will be ubiquitous in five years.

“We are talking about more than one TV-capable device for every man and woman on the planet,” said Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at Intel. “TV will remain at the centre of our lives and you will be able to watch what you want where you want.”

The difference is that TVs are becoming computers.

“The old TV world is fading fast and the future is here,” adds Rattner.

While 500 billions hours of video may sound a bit overwhelming, remember that about 499 billion of the hours will probably be reruns of Hee Haw and the Beverly Hillbillies.

via BBC

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3 Responses to “In 5 Years, You’ll Have 500 Billions Hours Of Video At Your Fingertips, Everywhere”

  1. iphone cases says:

    I beleieve it, with satelite providers not being able to supply on-demand without an internet connection I can see this as the truth.

  2. Very good example is Apple TV (as I sit here in the Northeast typing, while my Direct TV box says "searching for signal…" yep it's raining here in New England… and I can watch anything on my Apple TV…

  3. This does make total sense. Theres a whitepaper out too coming from Cisco about how the mobile media data usage (video) is exponetially muliplying. Faster than how the normal interent has penetrated society.

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