something to honk about
Well, it hasn’t yet. But that is what I’m hoping for.
We don’t have a television. We have cable high speed internet. We don’t want to pay for an additional cable TV subscription. And why should we?
Unfortunately, network providers have started holding back certain shows and episodes from the internet. Some just have a time delay of one week or several months; some aren’t available on the internet at all. On Hulu, for instance, you can pay for Hulu plus to get access to shows right after they’re aired. Users of the free Hulu site have to wait a week for the same shows. Is that really necessary?
Many network providers now require users to login with their cable TV subscription in order to access shows on the internet. Is that necessary?
Internet video streaming has already seriously ramped up the minutes dedicated to commercial breaks. Surely they’re making loads of money on the advertising. So if we’re watching their paid advertising, isn’t that enough?
With new ways to watch TV through the internet like Google Play and Amazon Fire TV, a cable subscription is superfluous. Cable providers need to give up the ghost and get over it. The internet is here to stay and it is a better, faster, stronger way to access news and entertainment.
We were able to watch the World Cup soccer games livestream on Watch ESPN this summer, which I thought was wonderful. I think it is one of many promising signs that we’ll be able to access more and more via the internet and as a society give up cable television for good some day soon.
What do you think?