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Study: iTunes created online video ‘Big Bang’

ABI Research said today that Apple’s announcement last year that it would sell videos on the iTunes Music Store triggered the online video “big bang.” The firm also said it believes that the premium online video market will grow 89 percent annually through 2010.

“While the push to online video had started well before the launch of the video iPod, the online video ‘big bang’ started with Apple’s announcement and continued through the Consumer Electronics Show,” ABI said. “At this year’s CES, gadgets took a backseat to the bevy of announcements by large online and content players. The flood of online content announcements from Google, Yahoo and others shows that after years of hesitation from the larger media players, the market for premium content online is finally beginning to take shape.”

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The iPod is not gonna win the video revolution like it did with music.  I’m not being an Apple hater…just being realistic.

Posted by Talking Madness on January 23, 2006 at 2:37 PM (CST)


You might be right. People tend to like something for a season and then hate it because it’s old

Posted by Jonathan Keim on January 23, 2006 at 3:44 PM (CST)


Just wait until they release their new intel-based Mac Mini that is meant to be hooked up to your TV, including Front Row 2.0 with PVR capability.  Then Apple will start to really control the home video download market….

Just my humble prediction ;-)

Posted by m. sherman on January 23, 2006 at 5:29 PM (CST)


sherman, makes sense, but if they do they better start offering better quality downloads for the big screen instead of the garbage they’re offering.

Posted by catboy17 on January 23, 2006 at 5:41 PM (CST)


iTMS may have been the start of for-pay downloadable video, but IMO the 5G design is NOT the portable device that’ll carry the day. Not with that tiny screen and only two hours of battery juice. Having my iPod dead two hours into 14 hr flight with no means of charging it up (Dick Cheney and Air Force 2 we are not) great is that?

At least with the PSP concept there’s a larger, more enjoyable screen (ignore the dead pixels, please), and has the ability to swap batteries after their two hours of life is gone. All it needs for downloadable content is a built-in hard drive, or at least a CompactFlash slot for a microdrive. But will Sony get it right?

There’s a reason why those actors are tossing away that PSP in that commercial of theirs…

Posted by flatline response on January 23, 2006 at 6:26 PM (CST)


The Big Bang created by Apple is indeed resulting in a media frenzy with all eyes looking at the usual suspects to come out and play. But lets not lose sight of the independent producers and content owners who hold thousands of hours of relevant and interesting video, and the individuals who are going to find ways to make their clips interesting, relevant and available.

Gary Baker,

Posted by Gary Baker on January 24, 2006 at 3:04 PM (CST)

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