Jenkins On TV

1 October 2012

Wall Street Journal:

Video-content owners, including everyone from the TV networks and Hollywood and the NFL and Major League Baseball, aren’t the music industry or even the book industry. Video-content owners aren’t looking for a savior and ultimately won’t be satisfied with anything less than an open ecosystem accessible by any device.

Err, no. The video owners don’t want an open ecosystem. They want a closed one, under their control. That is why negotiations are collapsing with TV companies — it has nothing to do with openness.