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Subject: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: Temptation on 05/18/08 at 10:27 pm

With the digital signals coming in 2009, will TV and YouTube become one?

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: whistledog on 05/19/08 at 1:22 am

Why would TV and YouTube ever become one?  Most of the stuff put on YouTube comes from TV, so you'd have to eliminate TV completely and just upload stuff to YouTube.  Then Viacom would come along and delete it all, making it obselete, which would mean TV would cease to exist as we know it, and it's all because you started this thread and got us all worried.  Gee, thanks :\'(

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: VegettoVa90 on 05/19/08 at 2:35 pm


Why would TV and YouTube ever become one?  Most of the stuff put on YouTube comes from TV, so you'd have to eliminate TV completely and just upload stuff to YouTube.  Then Viacom would come along and delete it all, making it obselete, which would mean TV would cease to exist as we know it, and it's all because you started this thread and got us all worried.  Gee, thanks :\'(


Whoa, chill out

The OP brings up something to ponder, even if the likelihood of it happening isn't necessarily high. I for one don't see it happening in the NEAR future, but I definitely see the internet wiping out modern television as we know it eventually (as it is already doing with terrestrial radio). Maybe a more personalized form of television will emerge, paralleling satellite radio, but I don't even know if that's likely. If this were to become inevitable, we would probably see major companies like Viacom either (hopefully) shut down or switch over to the internet to secure profits, and if that were the case I suppose there would be a merger in some respects, though probably not the way you thought when you started this thread  ;). I suppose a more appropriate question would be "Will the internet wipe out modern television?"

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: Tia on 05/19/08 at 2:43 pm

youtube and television seem to be going in opposite directions. youtube is very low video quality and "horizontal" -- there are all sorts of people posting stuff on youtube. heck, i saw a thumbnail for -- but, strangely, didn't watch -- a video of someone popping a zit!  8-P but that's a big part of why youtube is cool, i've seen a lot of interesting stuff from people who would never make it on regular t.v. you'd never see a billyjoebob57 on cable t.v. and if you saw someone like seanbedlam he'd probably have to temper his message a lot.

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: wsmith4 on 05/19/08 at 2:56 pm

i don't think they'll ever merge, but i would like to see more "getting online" capabilities with TV's.  if i could sit on my couch and, without a remote keyboard, watch youtube on my TV, i'd probably never get up LOL 

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: coqueta83 on 05/19/08 at 7:43 pm

I really don't see that happening at all.

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: woops on 05/19/08 at 9:27 pm

TMZ became a tv show  ::) 8-P

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: Davester on 05/19/08 at 9:42 pm


youtube and television seem to be going in opposite directions. youtube is very low video quality and "horizontal" -- there are all sorts of people posting stuff on youtube. heck, i saw a thumbnail for -- but, strangely, didn't watch -- a video of someone popping a zit!  8-P but that's a big part of why youtube is cool, i've seen a lot of interesting stuff from people who would never make it on regular t.v. you'd never see a billyjoebob57 on cable t.v. and if you saw someone like seanbedlam he'd probably have to temper his message a lot.


   Yessir!  YouTube and the like (stuff from the margins) are slowly chiseling away at big media.  Sometimes I'm amazed at what I find under the sofa cushions...

   YouTube is like public access at 2am...

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: Temptation on 05/20/08 at 2:07 am

The media world is ending. Goodbye globalization, the Internet will be all we have left by 2020.

Laugh now, you'll be proven wrong. ;)

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: Flameon on 05/20/08 at 12:50 pm

Doubt it!

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: MrCleveland on 05/20/08 at 2:19 pm

I'd still like to see something where you type in a TV show that no one's ever heard like "Pruitts of Southampton" and once you type it in, you can watch the entire show on TV.

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: wsmith4 on 05/20/08 at 3:20 pm


I'd still like to see something where you type in a TV show that no one's ever heard like "Pruitts of Southampton" and once you type it in, you can watch the entire show on TV.


Yeah...................................  ::)

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/20/08 at 6:01 pm

Somewhere down the road I could see television as we know it now becoming obsolete due to the internet, but a major change like that is not likely to happen until around 2030 or so at the earliest.

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: MrCleveland on 05/20/08 at 8:38 pm


Yeah...................................  ::)


So in your opinion...When Cleveland wins a Championship?

Subject: Re: Will YouTube and TV ever merge?

Written By: wsmith4 on 05/21/08 at 8:48 am


So in your opinion...When Cleveland wins a Championship?


Uhh...exactly................  ::)

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