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SD Television is (Almost) Dead

Look at all of the video sites that have popped up in the last year or so; Youtube, Metacafe, Google Video, Stage 6, Soapbox, Brightcove, and Videojug. All good video sites bringing good content as well as quality. Some sites such as Youtube and Google Video have a further way to go on bringing better quality content but in the terms of content it’s all there.

Look, at Youtube a no name company when they started and wham! Sold to Google for over a billion dollars. Youtube became popular because it was one of the best of its kind. People loved the aspect that people from all around the world were uploading there own movies they created and sharing them to the rest of the world, and to know that a big media conglomerate was not a part of it. Since Youtube’s success we have seen so many other Internet video sites come along. Stage 6 still in alpha stage has about SD looking content on there site now. You will find major players in the media company have Channels listed there such as G4, Discovery and many others.

The major Media companies see this advantage that the Internet and Internet video is having on people.Not, that this is a bad thing but you can really see where the big media Companies are focusing on right now, and that it’s sites like Youtube, and Stage 6. I believe in a few years we will see a big decline in SD Television but there will be many more years before HD is dead…many more years.

What are your thoughts? Is TV almost dead?

Releated Articles:


Techcrunch (Let’s Just Declare TV Dead and Move On)

Online video ‘eroding TV viewing’