http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpd7YyW18f4 Rich Greenfield, the BTIG analyst who's something of a digital media oracle, isn't exaggerating when he says, "The future of television has begun" (registration required).
The box are doomed in the end but not what they bring. So watch the big fight for the control of TV interface (in US but not only of course).
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group rolled out its MediaCloud cloud-based playout platform at the 2013 NAB Show. MediaCloud provides a broadcast service delivering a next-generation cloud-based playout, media asset management and delivery platform.
I missed the demo at NAB but on paper, it sounds brilliant.