November 12, 2012
The Future of TV is Uncertain as Many Strong Players Vie for Viewers' Attention
By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer
It's pretty common these days for people to say we're currently in a “Golden Age” of television and it would seem to be true; the sheer variety of programming, for example, is unprecedented as production and cable companies are able to better tap into what viewers want thanks to the Internet. As such, there is a lot of quality original programming crossing a number of genres, as well as reality and cooking shows and much, much more.
Likewise, the number of players in the content distribution game has grown to encompass traditional cable and satellite providers like Comcast and DirecTV (News - Alert) and Internet-based providers such as Hulu. This is a huge change from when the majority of original programming came almost exclusively from broadcast networks.
With DVRs, set-top boxes, the Internet and many more technologies, however, television has become remarkably convenient. Now, people can watch what they want, when they want — to a degree. Unfortunately, almost every content provider has enticing original programming, making it a costly venture to keep up with all of your favorite shows... Read More