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Vint Cerf: Forget TV Channels, It's All About Video on Demand

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Uploaded on Mar 19, 2010

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Google's Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf discusses the future of television, arguing that the traditional channel-based model will eventually give way to an on demand, content-based model. "If I were a TV broadcaster right now, I'd be paranoid or schizophrenic," says Cerf.

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Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google, is the person most often called "the father of the Internet." His contributions have been recognized repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Churchill Club catches up with Cerf to hear his take on what new opportunities and services today's ever-faster Internet technologies will spawn and what may stand in their way. Cerf is interviewed by Jessica Vascellaro, tech reporter for The Wall Street Journal. - Churchill Club

Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.

Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award, sometimes called the "Nobel Prize of Computer Science," in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens.

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