In the past few months, I have written two separate extended guest posts (and given separate predictions) on industry-leading blog TechCrunch in which I focused on online premium video (i.e., professionally produced video content, such as movies and television) -- and in particular, disrupted business models that result from online premium video. I "re-print" them here because I believe they continue to be instructive, particularly for content producers as they struggle with how best to operate in the brave new world of online video distribution.
One TechCrunch guest post is titled "Online Video vs. Music -- Different Game, Same Rules" (you can click here to read it).
My second recent TechCrunch guest post is titled "Apple Schooled Music Execs Then, Here Are the Lessons Online Video Should Learn Now" (you can click here to read it).
Separately, at the end of last year (December 2011), I gave my "Five Predictions for Online Video in 2012" via TechCrunch (you can click here to read those). I am pleased to report that I am fully on track with 4 of my 5 predictions (#2, 3, 4, and 5). Only prediction #1 -- about Apple finally selling a real all-in-one iTV flat-screen TV -- is an open issue as I write this. But, never fear -- I continue to believe that Apple's non-"hobby" (i.e., core/strategic) moves into your living room and onto your couch are likely to happen by year-end. It's only a matter of time ....