The Death of Traditional Television Will Take Longer than the Death of Print


And it’s probably because broadcast is too unaware of its own impending demise …

Business Insider’s Henry Blodget kicked off the IGNITION conference this morning with a stunningly simple PowerPoint slide. Side by side, he showed that the market values of old and new media were roughly equivalent, in the neighborhood of $290 billion – $289 billion for new media and $296 billion for old.

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. Television was mainstreamed back in the 1950s, so if you grew up in front of the black-and-white tube, you’re probably too old to give a damn about Twitter’s supposed $4 billion valuation.

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