Daily Archives: February 6, 2016
Netflix & Hulu
Let me chime in with my two cents on the whole Netflix/Hulu dropping of WHO thing.
First off, I have them all on DVD or Blu-Ray so I wasn’t watching them on these services to begin with.
But my feeling is, and it’s VERY cynical, is that this the beginning of the end of TV as we know it. Or at least as anyone from my generation backwards knows it.
The proliferation of streaming media doesn’t get to me because I don’t really use it. I check on Netflix maybe once or twice a month. I don’t watch videos on my tablet or phone. So I’m not that into it.
But, the younger generations, Millenials and going forward, are.
That’s the future of TV most likely. Meaning that at some point in the near future, a generation or less, we’ll likely have to buy our networks.
You want CBS content, you have to have CBS All Access. You certainly will in 2017 if you want to watch the New Trek series.
Netflix itself is heading in the direction of a “network”.
The BBC certainly is, at least for us Americans. That’s why they moved the content off of the “competition” in prep for their own pay service.
And I think that’s why TV is headed. Pay for Network service.
You want the latest, pay for it. You want it now, pay for it.
After all, I discovered a very long time ago that the program you are watching is merely the space between the commercials paying for it. This is just another expression of that.
I could be wrong. I also won’t say I’m in favor of it. But I think this is where it’s headed.
Isn’t technology grand? 🙂