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Brilliant BBC

Sometimes the vision of people really astounds, especially when it’s someone from the staid ole BBC. Witness this talk given by Ashley Highfield, Director of BBC New Media & Technology, which just nails the future of television and media in general on the head in so many ways.

‘One major new direction we are looking at in this context is to purposely create ambient TV, TV that is meant to be watched with just half your attention span, or just listened to, perhaps while you do something else…

…And as an industry, we should be more active in creating legitimate content download products, whether that’s as a pay-model, or rights-cleared for free.’


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