Some early Tech/Internet TV predictions and Trends to Watch in 2013.
1. Cloud Takes Off – Movies in the cloud in 2K13
example: Vudu will replace our DVD collection.
2. Direct Access is King– Skipping the middle man
example: Louis CK, selling his special online and later tickets to his show
3. Original Programming for Web TV
example: Hulu’s Booth at the End and Battleground. Netflix Lilyhammer, YouTube original programming, etc.
4. HBO Breaks from Cable
example: First sign was HBO offering free premieres of Newsroom, Girls and Veep…. Later, deal with Hulu in Japan…consumers are pushing for it at takemymoneyHBO.com
5. Internet TV viewing surpasses cable and satellite
example: in June, Netflix subscribers watched 1 billion hours of video…more than cable, the first time web video surpassed cable. This will become the norm in 2013.