Internet video to overtake broadcast TV by 2020

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#1

I just posted the article Internet video to overtake broadcast TV by 2020.

A new report released by The Diffusion Group indicates consumers over the next 10 years will switch from broadcast TV more towards online video available on-demand for free.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/internet-video-to-overtake-broadcast-tv-by-2020-29920/](http://www.myce.com/news/internet-video-to-overtake-broadcast-tv-by-2020-29920/)

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#2

Yup. Do we really need to pay Cable companies monthly fee’s, when they’re only real task is transmit channels to our homes. If the internet can do that, and they don’t charge for it. Whats the point of the cableco’s?


#3

Sadly, the Cable Companies have you coming and going and they really don’t care.
Who do you think provides Internet Service?
Discontinue their Broadcast Service and they’ll just introduce bandwidth throttles and data transfer limits.
If you want service good enough to enable Internet TV to be useable then they charge big bucks for their Ultra High Speed service.
HD Digital costs me $76.00/month and “Nitro Internet” would be $160.00/month.
Either way, they have you by the short and curlies.


#4

^ You got that right :iagree:


#5

My biggest peeve is that the broadband providers jack up your high speed internet monthly rate if you don’t subscribe to any other service. So if you ditch their cable & phone service, you pay an extra $10/month for internet. It sucks.

Either way, I think that the online video revolution is about to start hurting cable/satellite companies in a huge way.

The Boxee Box and perhaps Google TV will be aiding consumers in their quest to cut out costly cable TV subscriptions. The only major hurdle I see is live sports. We need standalone online sports subscription options.