Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How Streaming is Changing Sports Watching

It's quiet out there, which is normal for pre-announcement season. There will be a lot of activity to report on in the first part of September.

This was tweeted by MicroVision yesterday. 

Streaming video is where it's at for PicoP -- your big screen wherever you are. More and more people are using mobile streaming.

The ecosystem for MicroVision's PicoP is primed and ready -- which is a critically important thing for the adoption of new technology.... and leads to things like the instant crazy success of Pokemon Go.

Microvision Twitter

New York Times
Something amazing may be happening: Television broadcasters may start viewing their content the way the rest of us do — as something you watch, plain and simple, without caring what screen it’s on. And as something you want to see on your terms. Now.

If so, it’s going to be a very big deal for an industry that still thinks it’s special.

As Sapna Maheshwari writes, the Olympics seemed to show NBC, which had the rights to broadcast the Games in the United States, that people increasingly want to see live events as they happen.

Perhaps a half-million people a day watched the events on live streams, and a disproportionate number of those were probably in the coveted group of 18- to 34-year-olds.

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