I can’t keep up with the changing world of TV program viewing options. There are so many choices out there that I kind of shut down when I hear young friends talking about their choices.
All I know is that more and more younger folks are not paying for cable and instead are getting all of their favorite programs over the Internet. They either watch their shows on a computer, TV, iPad, or even an iPhone.
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association confirmed that the largest subscription video provider in the country today is Netflix. They are experimenting with alternative ways to deliver programming to the American consumer. Eliot and I just finished bingeing (the term Netflix uses for marathon viewing) on the streaming media provider’s thirteen hours of House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. It was great to process the entire series at once instead of waiting for a new episode each week.
TV cable companies are getting more and more concerned about Netflix, Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, YouTube, and many other online video services. Consumers have been lured away from cable because of lower prices and flexible viewing from these alternative sources.
To understand all of the options available today, USA Today provided the best possible summary. Click here.