NBC and Fox videos are popping up everywhere, it seems. Veoh just embedded content from Hulu, the NBC Universal-News Corp. video site.
So Veoh urges us to “catch the shows you know from Prime Time TV” and then highlights “CSI” (CBS), “Family Guy” (Fox) and “Heroes” (NBC). Not bad. One to go.
An overlooked aspect of these services: the classic shows that are starting to add up. Pretty handy to have excellent copies of “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “Hill Street Blues” close at hand, even if they are out on DVD.
The proprietary network model fell pretty quickly. People are used to finding video quickly, as they do on YouTube. Most people don’t know what show is on what network outside of their favorite shows. The holy grail is to end up being the YouTube of traditional television content, a one-stop shop.
Look for everyone in the game to start building destination TV sites, carrying all the content that’s out there to license. We may need four major networks, but only one video player.