Viewers' TV revolution arguably started with TiVo
Watching video on the Internet has gone from obscure to popular in the last year, but now it seems to be extending in the other direction, too. It's not just Apple's
The fanfare touts AOL Video programming, including vintage shows, user-generated content, and programming from Viacom
This is also part of AOL's new strategy (one of many circulating these days); moves like this one get its content in front of more people on more devices. That makes sense -- AOL may be talking up AOL Video with a televised ad campaign, for example, but when it comes to Internet video, lots of people turn first to Google's
It also makes sense that companies are trying to get their foot in the door as content converges in the living room, and as consumers demand content where they want it, when they want it, and on whichever devices they desire. So the big news is probably less that Sony and AOL are making this move (although its eventual popularity with Bravia buyers will be worth watching), and more that these types of features will increasingly show up in electronics offerings.
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