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Richard Kastelein, a Creative Technologist and Canadian Expatriate based in UK and Netherlands is the publisher of www.appmarket.tv and partner at Agora Media Group in London, England. He was the 2010 Winner of the Deloitte Technology, Media & Telcom (TMT) Predictions for Entrepreneurs in Holland for futurist views on Social TV and Media Convergence (Tech Visionary). In 2011 he won a Computerworld Honors Laureate for Innovation honoured for visionary application of IT to promote positive social, economic and educational change including category co-winners from NASA and Duke University and most recently was a finalist for IBC’s ConnectedWorld.TV Personality of the Year 2011 for work at Appmarket.tv – he lost to Marc Zuckerberg from Facebook. He is also a columnist for The Association of International Broadcasters The Channel Magazine. He has spoken on future TV in Rio, Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Copenhagen, London, NYC, Madrid, Berlin, Sheffield, Cannes… and guest lectured at MIT Media Labs and Hanze University on Social TV.
It's going to be impossible for the new living room ecosystem to be regulated by current broadcast regulatory bodies at National and EU level for a number of reasons.
1. All new connected TV's are built with web browsers as of 2012 and Opera is expected to sell over 30 million licenses for their browser rendering engine for TV to most TV manufacturers. How will regulatory officials tell us what we can browse for on our TVs?
2. The entire TV App ecosystem on the big screen being pushed by Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Sharp, LG et al. is hardly controllable.