The TV of Tomorrow Is All Digital, Virtual

The TVOT conference in NYC showed just how far TV has come over the last decade.

Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video

December 10, 2015

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NEW YORK -- Tracy Swedlow's TV of Tomorrow conference has attracted top media executives for nearly a decade. And while we're still talking about a lot of the same issues today as we were ten years ago, the day-to-day reality of TV watching has changed dramatically. Mobile TV? Got that. Fractured audiences? Got that too. Virtual reality? It's not part of the mainstream yet, but it's hurtling our way awfully fast.

The moment that struck me as most surreal at the event is one I wrote about earlier in the week -- the fact that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)'s director of FiOS TV admitted to a public audience that she's already cut the cord. (See FiOS TV Director Cuts the Cord.)

However, there were other highlights from TVOT too, including
The Nielsen Co. 's defensive stance on its TV ratings business, stylish VR goggle shots and a peek at the gorgeous virtual reality comic book in the works now by Digital-Reign producer Evette Vargas. Click to view it in the slideshow below.

Figure 1: Kids Today The new holiday reality. These family members of an Adobe executive spent Thanksgiving gathered around the iPad. The new holiday reality. These family members of an Adobe executive spent Thanksgiving gathered around the iPad.

— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Mari Silbey

Senior Editor, Cable/Video

Mari Silbey is a senior editor covering broadband infrastructure, video delivery, smart cities and all things cable. Previously, she worked independently for nearly a decade, contributing to trade publications, authoring custom research reports and consulting for a variety of corporate and association clients. Among her storied (and sometimes dubious) achievements, Mari launched the corporate blog for Motorola's Home division way back in 2007, ran a content development program for Limelight Networks and did her best to entertain the video nerd masses as a long-time columnist for the media blog Zatz Not Funny. She is based in Washington, D.C.

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