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Google and NBC discuss video delivery at conference

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 08 Nov 2007 9:33 User comments (5)

Google and NBC discuss video delivery at conference Hollywood is still unsure how to make money from digital content. At least that's the message a panel of experts that included representatives from Google and NBC Universal at a New York conference on Tuesday.
"When you take a show like "Heroes" or "The Office," that show ran once 30 years ago," said Ron Lamprecht, senior vice president, digital distribution, at NBC Universal. "Just in the past couple of years, so many new choices for consumption have developed on so many platforms," he said, pointing to Hulu, an online video service formed by NBC Universal and Fox owner News Corp. "Hulu is a big bet for NBCU and News Corp," he said. "Our play for video outside of NBC.com is Hulu and the launch partners in Hulu." Those partners include MGM and Sony Pictures Television.

Despite the interest in new ways to deliver video, they're not giving up on television as a medium yet. "Broadcast television is still very powerful, it's still the only way to do certain things," Laprecht said. "I think there is always going to be a place for consuming a TV show or movie in a certain environment," like a movie theater or a living room.

And it's not just the delivery method that's under a lot of scrutiny. As content has moved into the world of internet downloads and mobile phones, providers have been struggling to find ways to keep advertising money flowing. While advertisers appear happy to target internet or mobile customers using the same ad dollars they spent on television in the past, no single model has emerged to place a value on advertising. While television ad dollars are used to target a mass audience, internet based video typically involves ads that are shown to a much smaller audience. However, that also means you can tailor ads more specifically to your audience.

George Shababb, chief operating officer of TNS Media Research said "We need to address some of the measurement issues that exist today." He added "Eventually, we'll get to a point when we can bring these different measurement systems together into one,"

Source: PC Magazine

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5 user comments

18.11.2007 18:13

The trouble is their moeny and profiteering schemes wont work with digital distribution they would rather spend time and money trying to figure out how to bring back their 5X profits.

Get the prices to the people cheap and the money will flow and profits will be made but until the consumer price is cheap it wont happen

28.11.2007 23:49

Quote:
"When you take a show like "Heroes" or "The Office," that show ran once 30 years ago," said Ron Lamprecht, senior vice president, digital distribution, at NBC Universal.
WTF does this statement mean?!!

39.11.2007 0:01
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This is pathetic. The last two generations of PS kicked ass. What happened?

Where is Metal Gear? Where is Final Fantasy? All you need is one Final Fantasy game and you will start to sell systems.

PS is known for RPGs. Where are the good RPGs?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Nov 2007 @ 0:07

49.11.2007 1:07

RPGS are on 360 now. shocking!

529.11.2007 17:15

At least they are consulting on how to make this work and not suing each other that is a first :)

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