Being a leap year, this month has an extra day, which I will be spending at the Media Content World Summit in London, a one-day conference with an emphasis on broadband and mobile video. The distribution of video over broadband has recently really revolutionised the world of the web and is destined to explode exponentially over the next few years. It promises to provide true interactivity in a way that broadcast television has never quite managed, to a potentially global audience of connected communities. Having worked with digital audio and video for nearly two decades, it seems that its time has finally arrived. Now it seems audio and video can be used as just another digital media type, along with text and graphics, and be created, manipulated, stored, distributed and consumed almost as easily. This has profound implications for a medium that was once only the province of professionals.