Video distributed everywhere!
Oh great…yet another place to go to find content. Another subscription. Another log-in. More fees. Enough already and we haven’t even started! But is there already a better way?
Om Malik discusses Mary Hodder’s new startup, Dabble, which is setup to be an aggregator of video content and more. Here’s the amusing thing: when I first read about Mary’s startup on Om’s blog, I chuckled to myself and thought, “Why in the world would I want an aggregator for video? Certainly one or two companies — like what happened with satellite DirecTV and DISH — will become THE dominant distribution hub.”
I now see the opportunity. The ‘net will bring us a finite, yet enormous number of distribution points for moving images. Perhaps multiple mass distribution hubs and, eventually, narrowly focused ones will appear. Until then (and for quite some time), there will be a need for aggregation. I intend to do more investigation to discover if — in Mary’s startup — I’ll be able to aggregate content and turn around and publish my own aggregated feed. Now THAT would be powerful.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.