The Twenty-Eighth Annual Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy took place August 11-14, 2013, and focused on the future of video regulation. The resulting report, entitled Video Veritas: Building a 21st Century Video Platform for a High-Performance Society, by John B. Horrigan, looks at the changing landscape of video regulation and the fundamental shift in how video is being viewed. While cable and broadcast television continue to be the dominant modes of transmission, over the top delivery of content via the Internet provides new ways to distribute personalized and targeted programming directly to the viewer. This, and the proliferation of mobile devices and tablets can deliver video to the viewer anywhere, anytime. As a result, the advertising-based broadcast business model is undergoing significant challenge and change. This report examines the evolving video ecosystem and offers recommendations for policy that can accommodate the new video market.
Please visit the new Communications Policy report page to download, meet the participants, and see pictures from the event.