The changing media landscape

This morning’s Observer column

The Miglia and the Slingbox illustrate how our media ecosystem is changing. They provide early glimpses of the future. Or at least of how the position of TV is changing. Bill Thompson, BBC Online’s resident blogger, has a nice way of putting this. He says that today’s kids will never buy a TV set in the course of their lives. That doesn’t mean they won’t watch TV or video; just that they will access it via a plethora of devices, of which computers and mobile phones are just two examples.

This is why the BBC was lucky to get one final instalment of licence fee income. At the end of the current Charter period, the media landscape will be unrecognisable…