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