Will cable be replaced by streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) in the next 10 years?

It already had in my home (Well, bachelors' pad to be more precise). A Hulu+Netflix connection is slightly more pricey than a standard cable connection but its worth the premium. We do have a premium cable connection at our place but's rarely used. We

How and when was cable television invented?

Community Antenna Television (now called cable television) was invented by John and Margaret Walson in the spring of 1948.The Service Electric Company was founded by the Walsons in the mid 1940s to sell, install, and repair General Electric appliances in the Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania area. In

What is the best combination of streaming services to replace cable TV?

Good question!First, you need to examine what's important to you and your family in terms of TV and entertainment. If the needs are minimal, then a service like Hulu would probably do you just fine. It has a great selection of TV shows, a fair

What is the advantage and disadvantage of Netflix vs. cable?

Netflix is really complementary to cable.Cable offers you local news, int'l news and live sports.Cable offers you day of release series from all the major networks and all the cable networks (virtually all available on demand "free" also). Cable

Will the Internet kill TV/Cable?

The question is rather poorly worded. Perhaps this might be better phrased, "Will the Internet replace broadcasting, satellite and cable infrastructure as a means of delivering television to homes?" That seems unclear, since this issue has two parts.There is the technical issue of the efficiency of the Internet as a means of distributing video to many

Is the cable industry dying?

As Jeff Harris said, it isn't dying but it is loosing its grip.The US market is strange because in the US it is seen that there is no content without pay TV, but in other markets there is more of a balance. The interesting thing

Is the Internet going to replace DTH and cable TV networks?

To replace DTH via internet will need major infrastructure work for the internet to cope with the number of people likely to be using it all at the same time. And another essential feature is always going to be content. Once the content on the internet is equivalent

Will cable TV eventually be phased out in favor of internet TV?

Well to be quite honest. You cable tv is already internet tv. Analog cable is long gone, so your cable tv was converted to digital, sent over their own private network, and then decoded using their cable boxes back to something you can view. Since it's

What demographic still uses cable TV? Why?

The people who watch cable TV are the people who are not multi-bazzilionaires.My son watches a lot of internet TV, and his main complaint is buffering - no, we are not multi-bazzilionaires. We can't afford the T3 lines like you must have (if we did, we'd have a lot of

What's wrong with cable TV?

Content-wise, there's not enough real choices and you can't access everything.Industry-wise, it's an industry largely controlled by six major companies (Comcast, Charter, Cox, Altice, Mediacom, Frontier) who have divided up regions where they're the lone cable providers for the majority of the United States. Even with telephony companies like Verizon and AT&T

What's wrong with cable TV?

Content-wise, there's not enough real choices and you can't access everything.Industry-wise, it's an industry largely controlled by six major companies (Comcast, Charter, Cox, Altice, Mediacom, Frontier) who have divided up regions where they're the lone cable providers for the majority of the United States. Even with telephony companies like Verizon and AT&T

What TV network had the best TV show?

You've put forth a hard to quantify question, by what measure are you judging the "best" show?If you judge by winning awards then both Mad Men and The X-Files are some of the best shown on AMC and FOX respectivelyIf you go by viewer ratings from a site like IMDB then Breaking Bad (AMC)

What does it take to start a new television channel?

You haven't mentioned what type of Television Channel. In the traditional sense a television channel means a lot. You have to have lots of money to invest in equipment depending on what mode of transmission you are planning to use. Wireless Broadcast local, satellite

What's wrong with cable TV?

Content-wise, there's not enough real choices and you can't access everything.Industry-wise, it's an industry largely controlled by six major companies (Comcast, Charter, Cox, Altice, Mediacom, Frontier) who have divided up regions where they're the lone cable providers for the majority of the United States. Even with telephony companies like Verizon and AT&T

What's wrong with cable TV?

Content-wise, there's not enough real choices and you can't access everything.Industry-wise, it's an industry largely controlled by six major companies (Comcast, Charter, Cox, Altice, Mediacom, Frontier) who have divided up regions where they're the lone cable providers for the majority of the

What TV network had the best TV show?

You've put forth a hard to quantify question, by what measure are you judging the "best" show?If you judge by winning awards then both Mad Men and The X-Files are some of the best shown on AMC and FOX respectivelyIf you go by viewer ratings from a site like IMDB then Breaking Bad

Will Amazon Instant or Netflix ever stream live basic cable channels?

Honestly, I don't see why not. There are some complicating issues though. First, people pay for Netflix and Amazon Instant so they will be upset at having to watch commercials while also paying. Oddly enough, this doesn't stop people from paying for cable, but

Will Netflix destroy cable television?

Thanks for the A2A. I've already answered a very similar question here.For expediency's sake, I'll copy it here:Absolutely - with a few caveats. First of all, five years may be too short to "kill" what was - prior to the