Why its interesting for me ?
I believe the next big stuff for some years is going to be IP - Video - TV stuff.
The IP broadcasting is going to fly from here. Open standards make the game more fair.
I imagine a new level of TV channels who directly broadcast the content over IP on a subscription basis and people watching them in Home TV using IP STB.
May be google kind of web companies will come with a channel search page so that we will browse and choose the program.
What happens to cable/Telco companies ?
They are going to be pipe providers, they will provide data pipe to home. Rest all - what to watch, from where to watch etc the customer decides :-)
Going to be hot ?
Big pipe technologies - Wimax, fiber etc
HD video technologies - Full HD codecs - smarter/faster
Open standards so that every one can have a TV broadcast.
IP STB devices with open interfaces.
why it will take years ? Its a paradigm shift, cable - telcos - tv channels will show change resistance because of the money they already put in these.