TV is dead. What’s to replace it?
Linear delivery, aka “broadcast”, aka “Television as we know it” is dead, but no one has told it, yet.
The old powers are clinging to a delivery/business model that no longer works, demanding to know what’s going to replace television.
To paraphrase Clay Sharky: When someone demands to know how we are going to replace television, they are really demanding to be told that we are not living through a revolution.
Clay Shirky writes:
They are demanding to be told that old systems won’t break before new systems are in place. They are demanding to be told that ancient social bargains aren’t in peril, that core institutions will be spared, that new methods of spreading information will improve previous practice rather than upending it. They are demanding to be lied to.
There are fewer and fewer people who can convincingly tell such a lie.
He wrote it about newspapers, but everything he says applies to television too.