Like many new media strategists, due to geographic complications, I was left with no option but to watch Hill Holliday’s #TVNext event from my kitchen table via UStream. Despite not being there in person, the Twittersphere was abuzz with the #TVNext hashtag, with some truly insightful conversation taking place online. It was quite the show.
For those who missed out, #TVNext was an event that brought together some of the biggest names in the future of television – representatives from GoogleTV, Microsoft/Xbox, Boxee, TiVo, Roku, and more – for a day of discussing the new television landscape and its future.
One panel in particular caught my attention, and that was the second panel (of three) about television getting connected. This panel was moderated by Hill Holliday’s Mike Proulx, with speakers Greg Rivera of Xbox/Microsoft, Andrew Kippen of Boxee, Tara Maitra of TiVo, Chas Smith of Roku, and Aaron McNally of GoogleTV.
Below are some of the top points that I took away from the panel: