The Web is coming to TV – Netflix

I had this in mind when I came acorss Netflix CEO Reed Hastings who had some interesting things to say at the NewTeeVee conference today.

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“Starting at CES next year I see breakthroughs for the web on television. The logical start is video game consoles — the Wii is so close, but we need high-def and to support modern codecs. Also built into televisions we’ll have Internet tuners. The issue with that is that device makers don’t want to bet too big on too-advanced tech, because then they could bet wrong on big devices. Web video will continue to grow, nurtured by PC and laptop-based ecosystem, then will expand to web browsers on the TV screen.”

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