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Robert Pera and the future of TV

Robert Pera has started watching HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones.”

The soon-to-be new owner of the Memphis Grizzlies shares some thoughts in the latest entry on his personal blog about TV distribution – really, the TV industry’s entire business model – after downloading a few episodes of “Game of Thrones” from iTunes.

It’s somewhat of a departure on the blog, which Pera has used to talk almost entirely about his own technology company, Ubiquiti Networks.

An excerpt:

“Unlike the pre-iTunes music Industry, the traditional television industry and the network/distributor partnership has still managed to maintain profitability even with the advent of pervasive broadband Internet because viewers still spend a lot of time watching cable and satellite TV. However, the Game of Thrones piracy situation has exposed the traditional model as being incredibly inefficient by today’s standards.”

It’s an interesting read. I’d be curious to know if the highly analytical Pera that shows up in this blog is starting to elicit any new opinions from Grizzlies fans, because so far his blog has given us the deepest look into the guy, straight from the man himself.

Comments

  1. gldfld says:

    I don’t think Mr. Pera’s thesis had much to do with “Game of Thrones”, but rather how content would be distributed in the future. He is probably not alone in speculating that the internet will become much more important in the distribution of TV content. It has the potential of providing the public with many more options & control of how they view content then they have currently.

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