I know of a handful of people who have some sort of wire set-up at their home where they stream long-format video from their laptop and watch it on their larger television screens. The technology exists. But these are the pioneers of what will be mainstream in the near future. Wires not included.
Consider this, in 2004 YouTube didn’t even exist. Now eMarketer projects the online video audience will be 88% on the internet population by 2012. No doubt short-format video is here to stay. With content owners armed with the ability to monetize their digital assets with advertising in the form of in-stream ads, pre-rolls, mid-rolls and post-rolls what’s to stop long format from eclipsing traditional broadcast and on-demand altogether?
Weren’t we all wondering when we could have one devise rather than a phone, an mp3 player, a digital camera, a game platform, internet connectivity and email?
I’ll skip the wires for now. A solid solution is in our (near) future.