The future of TV is being discussed by Arizona Republic columnist, Bill Goodykoontz, media analyst and TV critic. There is the usual "new technologies don't supplant old technologies' idea In theory, I support this, because it explains why we don't choose TV or the Web (for video) mobile phones or the internet (for phone calls), DVRs or YouTube etc.
Are we then really discussing the YouTube effect? Or the TiVo effect? Not just video on demand, but time-shifting, alternative media delivery, and --what doesn't get discussed much-- people's attention spans for riveting, relevant content.
Speaking of which, I found 2 timely stories.
Verizon phones to offer a YouTube service for phone users.
UCLA lecturer teaches students to work on 'tiny screen'
The latter interests me because it is a collaboration between MTV and academia, to create/format content for the third screen as we call it. The MTV unit (mtvU) is funding the project.