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Grade attacks Google, Joost ‘parasites’

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IBC 2008

I’m just out of a lively conference keynote session featuring a pre-recorded interview with ITV Executive Chairman Michael Grade and media commentator, Ray Snoddy.

Grade was insistent that the future belonged to companies who could create, own and exploit the right content, seemingly dismissing access technologies as merely ‘railway lines’.

There were audible gasps from some of those listening in the hall when he described companies like Google and Joost as ‘parasites who just live on us’.

“When they invest ¬£1bn a year in UK content, then I’ll be worried.”

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Written by Robert

12 September, 2008 at 11:36 am

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