The future of television was in focus at the D11: All Things D conference, as Barry Diller took the stage to explain his vision for controversial video-streaming service Aereo, which is being sued by all the broadcasters.
"I dont want to go beat up broadcasters, I want to help move the centricity from fixed line or satellite closed systems to open internet systems," Diller said on stage. "I don't think of this as pulling the money tooth out of broadcasters," Diller said, but that rather that people who don't subscriber to cable will think of Aereo as an alternative."
Diller attacked cable delivery systems as fundamentally broken: the user interface and the idea of "paying thousands of thousands of dollars a year for a package of cable channels you don't want very much." Diller wants to break up the bundle, and wrest control away from the cable carriers. But he acknowledged that Aereo isn't the only one, saying that Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft's XBox are all trying to change the way content is being delivered.