Daniel Hays

Broadband is taking over broadcast

April 29, 2010: 2:42 PM ET

Network advances, next-generation devices, and regulatory pressures are putting pressure on broadcast.

By Daniel Hays, Director, PRTM

On-demand video is starting to out-compete broadcast, and it looks like that trend is going to keep going.  The recent federal appeals court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality assertions will probably support the growth of on-demand video. Various forces are converging to open the floodgates for broadband service providers and content owners to deliver content on-demand.  Likewise, the National Broadband Plan, published in March, presents significant challenges for broadcasters, calling for the reallocation of more than 120 Mhz of their current 300 MHz of allotted spectrum. More

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