June 04, 2019 / Chuck McPherson
Once upon a time, long ago, there was nothing but broadcast television, offering just a handful of channels. If you didn’t like what was on, tough luck. Then, came cable. With cable, you could flip between dozens, if not hundreds, of different channels, each one offering something different. In theory, you were bound to find a great show on one of the channels at any given moment. But somehow, theory was wrong and instead you were bound to find that all 300 channels were boring. Now, we're into a new era of TV on demand. Cable TV is slowly being pushed to the back of the stage, and Internet TV streaming is coming to the fore. TV streaming promises more options for shows, platforms, and devices, but not necessarily greater consumption.