It's been a year since YouTube spent $100 million on original content channels in a bid to start television 2.0. The time has come for fresh investment in their plan but this time the gatekeepers of web video are going to be somewhat more surgical with their approach.
Television is often overlooked when we think of innovation, particularly in light of the rise of PCs, smartphones and the ubiquity of the internet. All this is changing our relationship with the box, and revolutionising television. Looking ahead over the next few years what are key developments that will shake things up?
As it stands for now we are going to have to watch a public funded body blow millions on what will probably be commercial failures at the box office in order to fulfil some kind of colonialist ideology that we can impress the world with giant British productions that are purely made to stand up to whatever sequel or remake Hollywood has released that week.