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Stay Tuned: The Future of TV

About the Show

History of Television
CNBC's Julia Boorstin gives you an inside look at the evolution of television.

The 80-year-old TV industry at the precipice of a distribution and content revolution. The widely-anticipated convergence of personal computers, the internet and television is finally happening. In the next two years, viewers in more than 140 million American homes will watch their favorite shows, video clips and movies on "Smart TVs," not to mention other gadgets connected to the Internet. Every aspect of TV creation and distribution is impacted, and for companies new and old, billions of dollars are on the line. CNBC's "Future of TV," reported by Julia Boorstin takes viewers inside the companies competing to shape the new connected-TV reality.

Video Excerpts

  • Future of Your Cable Box     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, talks about changes on the horizon for the cable set top box. Find out what Comcast has in the works for navigating a 'mega-channel' universe in this web extra for "Stay Tuned... The Future of TV." (*Comcast Corporation owns a majority stake in NBCUniversal, CNBC's parent company.)

  • Netflix and Hulu     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    The powerhouses that stream video have a new strategy -- creating original content. Discover what Netflix and Hulu are doing to provide new reasons for people to sign up. Interviews include: Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Hulu CEO Jason Kilar.

  • Advertising     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    As the future of television evolves, advertisers must adapt how they target consumers on the Web. Companies are backing a handful of original YouTube channels and using these new video pages to grab viewers' attention. Interviews include: Ashton Kutcher; Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover; Twitter CEO Dick Costolo; Shane Smith of Vice, and more.

  • Go Inside the Big New Web Channels     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Go inside some of the biggest original content channels online. From new production houses to former network chiefs and conglomerates like Disney -- companies are taking advantage of shifting viewing patterns and expanding their brands on the Web. Hear the strategies of some of the industry¿s leading innovators including Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger; Electus founder Ben Silverman; BermanBraun co-founder Gail Berman; Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover; and Maker co-founder Lisa Donovan.

  • Brian Roberts on the Future of TV     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, discusses the convergence of television and the Web and why TV is on the verge of enormous change.

  • Barry Diller on the Future of TV     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    IAC Chairman Barry Diller gives his take on innovation in the world of broadcasting and the threat of major disruption.

  • Dick Costolo on the Future of TV     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo discusses how the TV viewing experience has transformed since "tweeting" began and the impact Twitter will have on TV shows in the future.

  • Bob Iger on the Future of TV     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger discusses Disney's brand strategy and why repurposing TV for the Web helps build the Disney brand.

  • Jeff Bewkes on the Future of TV     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner CEO, explains why he believes this is the "golden age of TV" and why viewers should be able to access their favorites TV shows any time and anywhere.

  • Predictions: The Future of TV Friday, 4 May 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Ever since television first landed in Americans’ homes more than half a century ago, it has transformed the way people live. Now the technology is undergoing a transformation of its own. The 80-year-old industry is on the brink of a revolution thanks to the convergence of personal computers, the Internet and television. Media heavyweights, tech titans and Internet innovators are all fighting for a piece of the next multimillion dollar bonanza — and it could impact how, where and when you watch y

    CNBC spoke with media heavyweights, tech titans and Internet innovators to get their predictions of where television is heading, and how they hope to be involved.

  • Hulu Plus on an iPad

    The race is on: Hulu and Netflix broke new ground when they offered consumers streaming content on demand. But now they're facing more competition than ever.

  • The Future of TV: From Watching to Interacting Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    Television used to be a fairly straightforward, one-way experience. Now technology is becoming more interactive and even making the viewer the remote.

  • The Future of TV: Advertising Revolution  Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 3:21 PM ET

    We're on the verge of yet another transformation of TV advertising. In the new model users won't be able to skip ads as easily — but they won't want to, because the ads will be as interesting as the content itself.

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  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

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