Comments on: TV Everywhere’s high priest Bewkes keeps preaching http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/29/tv-everywheres-high-priest-bewkes-keeps-preaching/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MirandaSB http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/29/tv-everywheres-high-priest-bewkes-keeps-preaching/#comment-385898 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 19:21:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16423#comment-385898 Miranda here- I think that TV Everywhere is a ground breaking technology that most people will become users of. With today’s generation being a generation that never stays in one place for to long, this is going to take off. So many people have to travel for work, family and leisure. Why pay for something that you cant take you? Now you don’t have to. I have to say that only a small percentage of users use enough bandwidth to cause pain to ISPs. Thus the reason some companies have implemented usage caps, however most people don’t go near the amount of usage it takes to cause problems to the ISP back-end infrastructure. Being an employee of DISH, I had experience with this function before I even purchased it and now that I did; it runs so much smoother than I initially thought. It all takes knowledge and understanding of what you are getting and how to utilize it to the best way possible. I love it, especially when we go on road trips! It definitely came in handy now during the holidays!

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By: Roark S http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/29/tv-everywheres-high-priest-bewkes-keeps-preaching/#comment-358869 Sun, 17 May 2009 18:06:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16423#comment-358869 TV everywhere as concept is not a fresh idea, nor is it an earth shattering new discovery. If universal authentication is their only answer, then they are clearly missing a critical element in their considerations – who will pay for the TRANSPORT of content across multiple platforms? Universal authentication merely solves one part of the puzzle. Even with universal authentication and multi-platform delivery capabilities, the economics of online video delivery remain the same – someone ultimately has to pay for the end mile of delivering these video experiences to the consumer wherever. To draw an analogy – So far, all we’ve heard about this initiative is akin to saying “now that we have the warehouses (hosting), the cargo cars(video files), the train stations (screens on mobile, online etc), the ticket booths (authentication) hence TV will be everywhere. Who is going to pay to supply and maintain the Locomotives (CDNs) and the railroad tracks (Internet infrastructure & ISPs) to get this content to consumers? ISP’s are now getting burned by users who are intensive users of high bandwidth services like video, and are scrambling to find a way to limit or price that, so the idea that this would not affect consumers is misleading at best.

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