October 14, 2005
Crossing the Rubicon

At work, I've been describing the recent Apple/Disney deal on providing TV content for the iPod as "crossing the Rubicon" because of how I feel that it changes everything to television not just for Disney, but for the entire industry.

Most bloggers about the deal say 'meh' about the Apple/Disney combo deriding the fact that it doesn't address every single concern about downloadable media.

However, Mark Cuban gets it. In a clear way, he describes how this is truly a turning point in the business of entertainment.

My job just got a lot more interesting.

Posted by michael at October 14, 2005 11:14 AM


Wow, this is really amazing. I was excited to read about the future of advertisements being unsure. Then I was sad to see that they might put an ad or two before the show itself on the download. :(

Overall, this seems like a good thing for television and media in general. I wonder if it will open up more independant, non-TV channels that only offer their content on the internet, and don't have limits such how much content to show, or when to show content.

This has some very interesting implications.

Posted by: Llewleyn [http://www.jabober.com] on October 14, 2005 2:32 PM

No more iPod haterade? :(

Posted by: BillB [http://squidly.com] on October 15, 2005 5:38 AM
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