The Internet : end of TV as we know it?

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  • How will producers, advertisers, and consumers be affected when information and entertainment merge into the on-demand environment of the Internet? Segment one of this program deals with the displacement of broadcast TV, while segment two examines the rise of cultural capitalism and the vanishing distinction between producers and consumers. A collage of interviews with Peter Schwartz, of Global Business Network;'s Jeff Bezos; and heavy hitters from Walt Disney, Sony Digital Media, the Hollywood Stock Exchange,, TiVo, Eidos Games, and MIT explore the business, cultural, and technological ramifications of living in a world where the Internet is the new medium of choice.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
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  • Industrial to Cultural Capitalism (3:01) -- Businesses and the Internet (5:02) -- Media Fragmentation (5:24) -- Internet and the News (3:51) -- Internet as a Publishing Medium (4:47) -- Empowering Consumers (5:08) -- Interactive World of the Internet (2:55) -- Internet: Distribution-Free Medium (3:11) -- Distributors to Marketers (7:01) -- Internet and Commercializing (6:38)
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