Interesting Parallels Between Evolution of Mobile Phones and Smart TVs

Gigaom makes a point by comparing the evolution of business models and technology in the mobile phone sector a couple of years ago to the developing Smart TV sector. The article claims that there are many parallels and delivers some valuable insights on the topic of content ownership (did you know that 6 companies run 90% of the content biz? Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, News Corp, Comcast and CBS), service providers, business models and the advent of cord cutting.
The author predicts that, like in the mobile market, only a few Operating Systems for connected TVs will survive (those with the best UI/UX) and customers will have a great variety of OTT content choices like smart phone users have a  great variety of app choices.

Read the whole article here.


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