MARKETING ONLINE: Murdoch takes the Net further

The imminent arrival of digital television has alerted many to the gatekeeping ambitions of Rupert Murdoch. However, there is more to the future of television than digital technology (see page 22).

The imminent arrival of digital television has alerted many to the

gatekeeping ambitions of Rupert Murdoch. However, there is more to the

future of television than digital technology (see page 22).



Murdoch’s opposition should comfort itself with the parallel development

of the Internet.



IBM is a vocal advocate of the Net’s potential. ‘There is no way of

stopping the arrival of video on the Internet,’ says IBM’s Bill Moses,

whose role is to explore interactive possibilities in the sports arena.



His view is supported by sports producer Trans World International’s

Bill Sinrich: ‘When the Internet can deliver quality video in real time

we have to ask if that is the ultimate pay-per-view which will exclude

all the middle men, including broadcasters.’



Murdoch is not oblivious to the Net’s potential. His digital platform

will include Internet access and, through News International, he is

already in partnership with BT to develop Net activities. Yet it is

clear that he will not have the clear run some observers expect.



With BT now a shareholder in Sky - and a medium-term threat to the cable

industry - it is hard to think of a company better placed to take

advantage of developments, on the Internet or off it.



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