Royal Oak, MI
reply to espaeth
Re: One channel indicates a global trend?
said by espaeth:True, but in this country at least, the automobile pretty much killed the passenger train and for intercontinental travel, aircraft have killed passenger ships. So new technology does replace certain segments of existing technology.
Basic logic is still going to dictate that on a large scale, it's always going to be cheaper to deliver video in a single broadcast feed than to deliver it via independent viewer-specific feeds.
The automobile did not spell the end of the train.
The use of aircraft in shipping operations did not end the viability of container ships.
This whole assertion that Internet-based content delivery using unicast flows is going to completely replace broadcast video is so hopelessly out of touch with reality that it's comical.
Hopefully cable channels get consolidated allowing reruns to be replaced by original programming that is so spread out. Then those reruns can move down to streaming.