Mar 7, 2011
Give pubcasting three more years of funding to migrate to Internet-only, digital wonk says
Shelly Palmer, host of NBC's Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour show about living and working in a digital world, writes on his blog that public broadcasting needs just three more years of government funding to see it through to its next incarnation. "I have listened (and been drawn into) many cocktail conversations debating whether or not Public Broadcasting should be an Internet-only service," he says. Now is the time for that decision, he contends. "Would an online, broadband, app-centric, wireless, wired, fixed wireless, over-the-top, IPTV, Internet-Television, 4G, WiMax, Digital Tier ATSC, MSO Public Channel, LPTV, Web, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Social Media-ized version of Public Broadcasting work?" he ponders. "If it can’t – then the content and the concept is not worthy of survival." Palmer also is a six-time Emmy nominee for his "Hi-Tech" TV specials for Fox 5 in New York.
Posted by Dru at 11:03 AM