About the proliferation of on-demand video platforms, Dan Rayburn writes:
After all the news that came out of CES last week on the number of companies working on software platforms for TVs and devices, one has to wonder if these platforms are destined to follow the fragmentation we currently have on the hardware side. As an industry, we still haven't figured out what devices can survive and co-exist in the long run. We currently have so many broadband enabled devices in the market including the Roku, TiVo, VUDU, PS3, Xbox 360, TVs, Blu-ray players, Apple TV and soon to be Boxee and Popbox, without having to figure out what platforms they can all run. …
The post also includes updates on a large number of platforms/businesses for moving content over broadband to your TV. Netflix alone claims that it will be on more than 100 broadband-enabled devices by the end of the year!
In a different post, Rayburn writes that Roku currently “holds the title belt” for units sold – more than 1 million, as of Jan. 8th being the number 2 best seller in Amazon’s television and video category. With less than a week of experience on my Roku HD-XR, I sure like it. Link: BusinessofVideo. --Dennis