What really is television these days and how do we consume it? Is it what’s up on YouTube projected to the TV through YouTube Leanback? Google TV? Mobile TV? Terrestrial broadcasts? IPTV? BBC iPlayer? CNN’s visually stunning iPad app, just launched? Ustream on the iPhone? What does it mean today to ‘broadcast’ a programme? Those I engaged with shortly today in class would have debated this transition from time slot bound, channels to a more fluid, time-shifting, multi-platform visual medium. A lot of the change in this industry is on account of the Internet and web, and in some regions, the proliferation of mobile devices (and underlying wireless broadband infrastructure) capable of streaming video.
Recognising this, I delivered this presentation to the Sri Lanka College of Journalism as part of a lecture series aimed at mid-career journalists from mainstream print and broadcast media in Sri Lanka.
My other lectures can be found here.