Skip to comments.Cable Industry to Move Away from TV Service?
Posted on 08/05/2013 9:30:03 PM PDT by 867V309
Television has been a mainstay of American life since the late 1950s, but nothing lasts forever and one CEO of a major cable company is hinting that the end of TV could come sooner than we think.
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Only complete morons who buy the sh*t being fed to them 24/7, would sit still and gawk at this weak crap hour after hour.
The Internet buried TV long ago...
But for those drolling in cups, it's cool.
Americans still want their video entertainment but they don’t want 20 min of commercials per hour. I only watch TV for local news and weather and I don’t have cable. Dropped it when it went above $50 a month.
I would be more than happy to pay per view over the Internet.
All I have is internet on my phone and my little ten inch net book.
We had a television from January of ninety through March of ninety five.
We are a family of book people.
I would rather have classic radio back than have cable TV.
One CEO said this ??? WoW. Headline stuff.
I guess I can expect my Verizon FIOS to go black any time now.
You’ll see the FCC roll out it’s program to buy out over-the-air TV broadcast licenses in 2014. As stations go dark and become cable-and-webcasters, this spectrum will be auctioned off to Google, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and others who want it for wireless internet service.
It will be the end of an era, but the buyout money will at least partially compensate station licensees for the cash they had to invest in converting from analog to digital broadcasting a couple of years ago as mandated by the FCC.
Ok I have a question. My Comcast cable is now above 60 bucks. If I were to cut my service where can I able to view shows I like for example: Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and I do enjoy watching HGTV? Now would I be able to view my shows like TWD on the same day or the day after?
Comcast is pulling a fast one with this “remote access” service. So not happy with them.
I mean live.
I miss the good old days when I got my news from shortwave radio.
Nothing much left now, except for the religious stations.
Nowadays you are lucky if they broadcast the baseball game on radio.
I hear ya brother.
old time radio
I had the same idea
Now radio is just canned crap, the same set list from sea to shining sea.
Even Talk radio is getting boring. AWW is one of the only real radio shows left
Just tryin to help :)
I used to think if I won Powerball I would buy a local radio station (Freedom AM) and launch a weekly paper (the Bulletin) but I think those would be stupid ideas now.
Hell, I just miss the farm report. LOL
I remember waking up to see a farm report on TV before the Local News and Good Morning America... timed getting up, dressed and breakfast and then school off those shows.
We still had one here as recently as 10 years ago.
I am looking at the radio tower now.
Now it is just mostly pop country music.
Prayers for Mal Fuller.
You can hear that he is out of it.
For those that don’t know, his some Malsey who is most concerned is disabled but bright of mind.
Mal is groggy from anesthesia.
Netflix, YouTube, hulu, iTunes. We primarily use Netflix. We don’t watch shows right away, opting for a whole season to come out and then watching through. And we have discovered a whole world of series, especially if you can handle subtitles.
I miss the old days of shortwave too. I think we are putting all of our eggs in the “internet basket” and one day we will pay for it. I know the internet is supposed to survive an atomic attack and so on, but like anything else if you beat on it enough times, it will break. Between the internet and the NSA and so on, I see it like a modern day “Tower of Babel” where one day it can and will come crashing down. At least with shortwave or even conventional radio all you need at our end is a basic receiver, an antenna and batteries and you’re good to go. Even with AM radio, you can wait until night and get far away stations if you have to.
I think short wave is alive and well. Can even tune in over the internet, :-)
It is very difficult to DF, HF comms.
Yeah, once you get a certain distance away, due to HF bouncing off the ionosphere and so on, DFing can be tough. They did have “Huff-Duff” in WWII though HF DFing.
We dropped our cable, and it’s been more of a problem for me than for my husband. He likes movies, documentaries, etc. and can get all that from our Roku device with Netflix.
However, I mainly watch sports, news, business news, and HGTV. I have subscribed to MLB, which is nice, but I can’t watch my favorite teams live due to stupid blackout rules, but I miss a lot of other sports. We have an antenna that picks up some local stations, so I hope I won’t miss too many college football games. We can’t get ESPN or HGTV, though.
As for news, the only live streaming news we get is Al Jazeera. Actually, we have been pleasantly surprised at their reasonable coverage of world news. The only way we can watch Fox or Fox Business is in snippets, and it’s really annoying.
Roku just recently added QVC. I guess they became alarmed at the number of people dropping cable and satellite, so they joined Roku to catch some of those former viewers.
I would not go back to cable, though. They kept raising their prices, adding channels to their lousy line-up that we didn’t want, and by donating money to government schools, they were making us pay a kind of extra tax. Local government grants their monopoly, and in return, they raise their rates and give the money to the government schools. It ticks me off.
It’s all crap, anyway. Who needs it!
Huff Duff? Nulling?
So yeah, you can use a tuned circular loop up close.
It’s still a bitch.
I used to enjoy the ag reports on radio as a way to keep some connection to the real world of hard work, weather, markets, business, farm life, and (the ugly part) getting up at dawn. Used to hear Terri Rae Elmer on KFBK in Sacramento until she went to lala land. Ag reports became history at that point. Sad.
I still admire the farmers of California that hang in there despite the state government insanity and the insane federal limits on water distribution. Along I-5, seeing miles of dead almond trees and land going back to desert next to a canal brimming with water drives home the insanity of idiot legislators and urban enviros who think loving the delta smelt will get them re-elected or laid or both.
Netflix has those shows, plus Breaking Bad and many others like that. Also, they have a lot of foreign stuff that’s really good. I got rid of my Comcast and have never regretted it.
If you play NetFlix through your Browser it auto plays the series. Not sure if it plays all of them with out stopping, maybe only 3 or 4.
I view TV mostly through my Mac Mini, just easier for me since I spend most of my time browsing, reading and editing profanity both visual and audio from a few TV shows to make them viewable for my wife.
I watch Netflix on my tv using roku. It auto-advances to the next episode, but you must push OK on your roku remote to start play.
Netflix also has several series of their own. House of Cards is excellent if you like political dramas. They also have Masterpiece Theater from PBS.
No surprisingly. It stars Kevin Spacey playing a ruthless democrat who plans revenge on the administration that he helped elect because he was passed over for an appointment as Secretary of State.
There is also a British version from the 90s.
OK, will take a look. Thanks for the info.
Not sure about HGTV stuff and Sons but the Walking Dead can be had from Amazon as a pay for digital download and you can watch each new episode within hours of it being shown on AMC. (I think after the west coast watches it.)