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CNBC Original Spotlights the Future of TV

Premieres Monday May 7th at 9p | 12a ET on CNBC

The 80-year-old TV industry at the precipice of a distribution and content revolution. The widely-anticipated convergence of personal computers, the internet and television is finally happening. In the next two years, viewers in more than 140 million American homes will watch their favorite shows, video clips and movies on “Smart TVs,” not to mention other gadgets connected to the Internet. Every aspect of TV creation and distribution is impacted, and for companies new and old, billions of dollars are on the line. CNBC’s “Future of TV,” reported by Julia Boorstin takes viewers inside the companies competing to shape the new connected-TV reality.

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Advertising Revolution

As the future of television evolves, advertisers must adapt how they target consumers on the Web. Companies are backing a handful of original YouTube channels and using these new video pages to grab viewers’ attention. Interviews include: Ashton Kutcher; Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover; Twitter CEO Dick Costolo; Shane Smith of Vice, and more.


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