Boxee CEO sees incumbent media companies moving to Internet

It wasn't exactly Nikita Khrushchev banging his shoe on a table, but Boxee CEO Avner Ronen made his own spectacular stance in New York when he declared that existing media companies, like it or not, are going to have to migrate their content to the Internet.

"Resistance is futile," Ronen said at the SAI Ignition conference in the Big Apple.

Ronen agreed that right now Web video on the TV is a cumbersome chore and the content's hardly worth it. In fact he said his goal is to get "from geeks to early adopters." But, he said, 50 percent of U.S. households will have Internet-connected TVs in the next five years and "Netflix is going to have more paid video subscribers in two years than Comcast" so the die is already cast, and big media has no choice but to move to the Internet.

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