Category: TeleMedia

New video: my opening keynote presentation at the ITU Telecom World Leadership Summit for the Future in Doha, Dec 7, 2014

Take a look at all related ITU Future Summit resources and links here Download the slides: ITU Future Summit Gerd Leonhard Opening Presentation-web

HBO Go without needing cable? Welcome to the future of television (good insights via the Guardian)

From channels to platforms…!  Broadcasting converges with Boadbanding:) see my illustrations below. I do think that, outside of the US, it’s more about cable-nevers than cable-cutters:) However, what’s really worrisome is that 49% of subscribers aged 25 to 34 say they are “very likely” to ditch cable. Much of that might ...

Announcing my appointment: Leadership Summit for the Future at ITU Telecom World 2014 (Doha, Dec 7, 2014)

I am delighted to announce that my company, The Futures Agency and me have been appointed to put together and present the program for a very unique event during the International Telecom Union (ITU)’s annual Telecom World show in Doha, Qatar, called ‘the leadership summit on the future‘.  This will be a 4-hour ...

Via TV industry take note: this is what being disrupted by Amazon looks like

Total digitisation + total efficiency = Digital Darwinism TV industry take note: this is what being disrupted by Amazon looks like – Quartz. Amazon yesterday thrust itself into the increasingly crowded battle for control of your living room, with the launch of its own streaming device, FireTV. The online retailer has an uphill battle ahead in streaming video—a ...

The future of the Internet, Telecom and ICT (my presentation at Capacity Middle East in Dubai, today)

Here are the slides, as promised. More about Capacity ME here. High res PDF 25MB via owncloud.  Low res PDF 5.2 MB via owncloud. gleonhard’s photostream on Flickr. Low res via Dropbox. High res via Dropbox.

Must read piece on future of digital media and ‘the paid media myth” (Forbes)

Great piece that really nails it, by Forbes writer Greg Satell The Paid Media Myth A common media non sequitur is that subscription revenues are somehow superior to ad revenues. After all, the story goes, paying customers are far better than casual interlopers freeloading on content. Paywalls go up, advertising ...

Kill U.S. web firms’ license to operate in Europe, German privacy officials urge (via GigaOm)

David Meyer of GigaOm writes a very sharp and astute comment here; excerpts below. “The Safe Harbor agreement between the U.S. and Europe, which allows American web firms to process European customers’ personal data, is under serious threat in the wake of Edward Snowden’s NSA surveillance revelations….the privacy officials said there ...

3 highly recommended videos from a recent conversation with media futurist colleague Robert Tercek (transcripts to follow)

I ran across Robert Tercek after dozens of people mentioned that our work and our message is very similar, and that we ‘sound alike’.  And indeed, we do, so  after connecting online for a few months we finally had the opportunity to meet face-to-face in London on June 17, 2013, ...

Only a third of the world is actually online today – huge change in the next 3-5 years

Hold on – the Other 3 Billion are coming in the next 3-5 years. (EM)BRACE. The Futures Agency · futurejournalismproject: Only A Third of the….    

Media: increasing Audience Fragmentation is certain

…as the chart blow shows (I just ran across this on Tumblr somewhere, and added it to my photo stream which means I can’t find the original source anymore – sorry about that, attribution-lovers ;). The percentage of US TV viewers that have watched the same show has steadily declined ...


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