Join our Twitter Roundtable Chat: “The Coming Disconnect – and How to Avoid It”

April 6, 2015 3:47 pm

DisconnectA Discussion of the Trends and Technologies Impacting the Growth of Streaming TV

Thursday, April 9

2:00 PM EST

Hashtag: #CordCutterTech

The goal of this one-hour Twitter Roundtable Chat is to gather a wide range of expert opinions regarding the rapidly changing streaming TV landscape and key trends that will affect consumers, device manufacturers and content providers. We have lined up an expert panel to field our questions, including: trade reporters, industry executives, analysts and consultants.

As we discussed in our post The Coming Disconnect, there is a standoff looming between two trends.  It is about the growing availability of unbundled TV content vs. ever-improving video standards, and the Internet and home networking technologies that sit in-between. Will technology deliver on the promise of more choices – or will a disconnect compromise user experience and slow cord cutting growth?

We will explore topics such as:

  • The growth of unbundled and streaming TV
  • Added demands of UHD 4K
  • Bandwidth bottlenecks in the last mile and in the home WiFi network
  • Recent changes like net neutrality and HTTP 2.0
  • Where are the points in the network that congestion is actually occurring?
  • Solutions and workarounds
  • Prospects for streaming growth and user experience

How to Join:

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a stimulating discussion. You can use TweetChat, HootSuite or TweetDeck in order to follow the conversation and participate. Simply enter the hashtag #CordCutterTech a few minutes before the start time, and the Giraffic moderator will make introductions and begin the questioning. Please make sure to include the hashtag #CordCutterTech with every tweet you post during the roundtable. Otherwise, your comment will not be seen by most other participants.