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Predictions: The Future of TV

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 your favorite shows.

From the CEOs of Twitter, Comcast and Time Warner to actor, producer and Internet investor Ashton Kutcher, CNBC spoke with leaders in the industry to get their predictions of where television is heading, and how they hope to be involved.

Click ahead to see what the future of television may be.

By Erica Emmich, CNBC Associate Producer
Posted 3 May 2012

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