CNet's Cooley Talks About 'Digital Living' And Future Of Radio
April 14, 2008 at 2:22 PM (PT)
Noting that it's "not the stuff, it's what you do with it," CNET Editor-at-Large BRIAN COOLEY gave the NAB SHOW MONDAY his views on the future of "digital living," highlighting websites, content providers and technology in four areas he finds are displaying the most interesting innovation. COOLEY focused his high-energy presentation on online TV like HULU, VUZE and the BBC's iPLAYER and hardware like VUDU, the LG/NETFLIX and BLOCKBUSTER boxes, and APPLE TV, in-hand tech like cell phones (with location-based information delivery moving to the forefront), in-car tech, and digital radio, which he noted is making moves despite the industry not being tech-savvy in the past.
He cited the new HD RADIO song-tagging technology ("radio's first, a little bit clunky backchannel"), conditional access (including the possibility of using HD secondary channels for subscription access or restricted-by-code access with codes meant for loyal listeners), and delivery of traffic data via HD subchannels.