Replace everyone's set top box with a PC/tablet.
This would be a software product that provides a PVR
interface that even my parents can use (!!), harnessing
torrents (and streaming) to provide access to the latest
greatest movies, documentaries, and television series -
at the same time (hopefully) satisfying big content
by providing an advertising medium.
Content will be provided in Channels, which are
by sponsors - users with a motivation to publish content.
This would help avoid (read:dodge) some of the initial
Content and advertising would be delivered via torrents
and/or streaming (for live sport etc). Any "channels" you
"watch" will automatically have their content downloaded
onto the machine as soon as new content becomes
A website should exist for big content to be able to claim
ownership of content, and allow them to upload adverts
be delivered with said content. (yes, they shall be billed,
but not much)
Advertising should be non-intrusive - adverts only
while video is paused (and when the user wants (?) to
Was thinking of combining a few opensource products to
deliver this - VLC + uTorrent + new interface = magix!
I don't think TPB would mind us scraping their site, right?