Why didn’t we foresee the rise of social TV?
Social TV is the biggest change in television since it was invented.
Audiences are increasingly engaging with television via second screens (laptops, mobiles and tablets) and connected TV systems. This transforms medium and industry and gives social networks key commercial roles in the TV business.
The rise of social TV raises a crucial issue for our understanding of forecasting and innovation:
Why did we not foresee this major development in television?
The Futurescape presentation Social TV, Forecasting and Innovation reveals how 1995 predictions about the future of TV missed social TV and proposes how such blind spots in forecasting can be remedied.
The presentation covers
Social TV: a synthesis of TV and social networking
1. Transforming the medium of TV
2. A radical shift in power for the TV industry
3. How does social TV power manifest itself?
Forecasting and Innovation
4. The future of TV as seen from 1995
5. What we didn’t foresee in 1995 – social TV
6. Why didn’t we anticipate it?
7. Implications for forecasting and innovation
For more insights into the future of social media and television, download our white paper How Connected Television Transforms The Business of TV (adapted from Futurescape’s strategy report, Social TV).