Will the big guys crowd out innovation in digital TV?

Saul and Steve have a lively debate about whether the rapidly emerging over-the-top TV market is going to be open to innovative upstarts as well as media giants trying to learn new tricks. This plays out in several of the week’s stories:
  1. Comcast launches Stream its $15/month Internet cable service in Boston.
  2. Paid niche slivercasting services like Cruncyroll and Worldwide Wrestling are now making big bucks.
  3. Vevo’s cool new app challenges YouTube for dominance of music videos.
  4. The NY Times worries about T-Mobile’s BingeOn offer of free data for Netflix and HBO.
  5. CNN pulls back from iReport shifting the emphasis to social media.
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