Hacking TV Episode #017

Will the big guys crowd out innovation in digital TV?

Saul and Steve have a lively debate about whether the rapidly emerging over-the-top TV market is going to be open to innovative upstarts as well as media giants trying to learn new tricks. This plays out in several of the week's stories:

-Comcast launches Stream its $15/month Internet cable service in Boston.
-Paid niche sliver casting services like Cruncyroll and Worldwide Wrestling are now making big bucks.
-Vevo's cool new app challenges YouTube for dominance of music videos
-The NY Times worries about T-Mobile's BingeOn offer of free data for Netflix and HBO.
-CNN pulls back from iReport shifting the emphasis to social media.