There was no live coverage from Tahrir Square, this morning, as election results finally reached the people of Egypt. Not on CNN or MSNBC, not on the OTA networks. The first place to take note was Bloomberg TV - on the crawl - beneath the Sunday morning tech show talking about Facebook. Yes, my family did get to watch the announcement at the press conference, reaction in Tahrir Square, commentary from around Egypt, the Middle East, the rest of the world. That's what television has done so well for so many years. Just not American television, anymore. We watched on Aljazeera's English broadcast - streamed through Airplay from the Web via my AppleTV onto the television set in our living room. If DirecTV carried BBC World Service or Aljazeera English we could have watched the live broadcast from Tahrir Square. But for whatever reasons we get, whatever excuses, the marketing decisions that trump service - we relied on the Web for timely news and television from sources DirecTV doesn't offer. This isn't commentary about the event - but, the lack of coverage limited by American TV sources and the provider I have subscribed to since 1994. My subscription continues. I watch more than the news. But, this is one segment of what interests me that relies more and more on sources outside the confines of DirecTV.