Why is OTA very poor in the US compared to the UK/Italy/Australia? The US has no platform like Freeview in the UK/Australia. Bar the main 6 broadcast networks there is very little. Over the last few years lots of subchannels have launched but nearly all are just classic TV from 60's/70's/80's and you can only get some in certain areas of the country. Whereas the UK has channels like Quest owned by Discovery showing How its Made/Wheeler Dealers/Mighty Ships and the recently launched Quest Red (Say Yes to the Dress/Animal Cops Houston/Cake Boss). I know most are repeats from Discovery/TLC but still. They also show first run shows like Alaska Haunting and Kindred Spirits. A&E also operate Blaze in the UK/Italy free showing Hardcore Pawn, American Restoration, Storage Wars. Sony also operate free kids channels like POP/Kix and Tinypop as well as other channel whereas in the US they only operate classic TV subchannel GetTV. Why are channels like this not available OTA in the US? These are all the channels available for free in the UK and what they show TV Guide | Freeview Italy/Australia also have a very developed free to air market with lots of channels like the channels available in the UK. With the increase in cord cutting will we see more investment in OTA?