You can’t walk through a Best Buy these days without tripping over another new TV add-on box that lets you watch TV shows and movies from Netflix or Amazon Video On Demand, access apps like Pandora, or even (in the case of Google TV) browse much of the Web. ActiveVideo Networks, though, has a different idea: Create and distribute content from the cloud, avoiding the need to write apps and run them on myriad devices.
So I’m watching ActiveVideo CEO Jeff Miller at GigaOm’s NewTeeVee Live, a conference in San Francisco on the future of television in the Internet era. (I’m unexpectedly housebound this morning, so instead of blogging from the show as I had hoped, I’m blogging from the cloud via Livestream‘s stream of the show.) Here’s what Miller had to say: