The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb filter across our head. Television is going streamland in a big way, and the Emmy nominations of Netflix’ House of Cards are but the most obvious indicator of the transformation. And what Apple has in store for us is becoming tangibly clear based on its dance with the studios.
Apple is in position now to do to the studios what it couldn’t do to the record business: provide a way to integrate the first and second screens without disrupting revenue. Right now it looks like TimeWarner is to Apple TV as AT&T was to iPhone. HBO ToGo and ESPN are here today on the Apple TV home screen, and my Comcast app lets me manage my DVRs at 30,000 feet. The Gang consensus: Apple goes TV by the end of the year.
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Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor