Will Internet Kill The TV Star

Will Internet Kill The TV Star

With digital coverage of the Beijing Olympics more ambitious than ever before and industry analysts issuing dire predictions of the death of TV, The Christian Science Monitor had to pop the question: “Is this the summer that the Internet finally kills television as we once knew it?”

Short answer: the jury is still out.  Monitor staff writer Gregory Lamb, who queried a range of experts on the topic, outlines the arguments on both sides, but steers clear of drawing any conclusions.

The story briefly addresses the prospects for video viewing via mobile devices, noting that more than one-third of all mobile phone subscribers in the U.S. own video-capable phones, while 6% are already paying for video plans, according to Nielsen.