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Future of TV Program Delivery
Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:20 PM
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:23 PM
I'm sorry CBS, but I don't see broadcast stations or networks making it on the web.
That's sort of the point... who needs 100+ dedicated cable networks when you can have one HULU for all your TV show needs? When you look at the typical cable channel how much of it's programming is original/new? 30%?
Yeah... when every city had a newspaper, a post office, a locally-owned hardware store, etc. etc. etc.
The post office has been hit hard with a drop in volume. They blame online bill-pay and email, etc. And who wants to spend almost half a buck to mail a christmas card? They're looking at closing a bunch of offices and eliminating a day of delivery.
.......... There are none so blind as those who can not see it in HD.
.......... Directv customer since January 2000.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 08:34 PM
My first modem wasn't even a traditional modem...
We had a TRS-80 Color Computer... and there was a hack someone had came up with to modify a speakerphone to interface with the cassette port! So one person did a "save" to "cassette" and the other person did a "load" from "cassette" on the other end to send files across the phone line via the speakerphone hack.
It was actually pretty cool.
-- !rotaredoM mA eM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:33 AM
I think, if the need arises, CBS could reacquire Spike perhaps, or some other channel.
Unfortunately, the Showtime group of channels are "premiums", albeit cable premium channels. I suppose CBS could attempt to use some elements to create an advertising based channel like USA or Bravo.