There was a well-publicized quote by a dish Network executive last week that essentially said, Hulu is killing tv. Since this blog is about whatever I think is interesting and I find this quote interesting, I am adding my own commentary. Here is my thought on the topic. Brace yourself, it’s pretty brilliant.
Of course Hulu is killing TV. You know what? I also have a feeling that the invention of the car is going to do serious damage to the horse & buggy industry. It is the way of things,
better technology kills worse technology. Blogs are killing newspapers, podcasts are killing radio, and cell phones are killing landlines. I think that rather than to complain, the companies need to find a way to adapt. Most will not and most will die.
There are only 2 reasons I still have paid television service today.
Reason number 1 is sports. If not for sports, which I watch a lot of and do not care about on a delayed basis, I probably would overlook reason #2 and get rid of paid television service.
Reason number 2 is picture quality. Like almost everyone I have a large HDTV that cost a lot of money. Filling it with low quality video is frustrating. Though I must admit, the video quality of Hulu or Netflix streaming over my x-box is quite acceptable. I cannot say the same for CBS.com or You Tube. There are other ways to get acceptable quality video from the internet to my TV so I see this problem being remedied soon.
I’m curious, readers, have you seriously considered doing away with your television service like I have? As soon as those 2 problems have an acceptable solution I’ll probably be gone. What about you? (BTW: I do not see an affordable solution to the sports issue on the horizon)