When will all the Networks go to streaming only

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  1. bwexler

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    CBS has their all access the other nets have various ways to stream.
    At some point it will no longer be profitable for 210 DMAs to maintain OTA franchises.

    So my question, when will we see all of the networks go to streaming instead of or in competition with OTA?
     
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    To be honest with you I think it will go soon or later like if you want your locals you are going to have stream like through locast it is a great idea what they are doing
     
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    Well, not everyone that watches OTA channels has access to an internet that would allow that. For years I had satellite internet, the speeds were ok-ish but the data plans would not allow much streaming. Now I have a fixed wireless ISP and unlimited data. Ain't cheap but I use 300-400 Gigs of data/mo. A lot of people do not have access to to an ISP with the speed and data plans needed at any price.
     
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    And let us not forget the need for the government to contact the people. Much of the support of the broadcast industry is provided to insure the people can be contacted. Only when the entire general public can be contacted by the internet with the subsidy of broadcasters will be dropped. Not in our lifetimes.
     
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    This is something I read years ago, but not streaming as that did not exist then. But it was OTA. In the future there would some point to point system that the networks would control, so if you wanted the CBS Evening news you would have to pay for it, or 60 minutes, etc. The Networks would become Pay Per View. I kind of doubted it at the time, as if that was the case, then the Networks would lose a lot of viewers and they would lose the advertising. With 3.0 is on the way, having Networks as Pay Per View is more possible. But today there are so many streaming choices, the Networks do not have the hold on the viewer as they once had. In the old days we only had a handful of OTA channels.
     
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    Thats called cable tv

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    With the mobile phone penetration rate exceeding 80% in the US, and all the emergency notifications the government can send to everyone that way, is the TV route still necessary?
     
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    The mobile phone might be an option but at this time, TV is free (OTA) and cell phones aren't. That is a criterion for the Congress.
     
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    And the same is not true of OTA, especially with the repack?
     
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    Still probably better coverage of the populace than radio.
     
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    I get poor cell reception at my home, no OTA, but pretty solid 100 Mb internet from Cox Cable Verizon provides me with a cellphone booster that connects to my internet.
    I have been tempted to pay for CBS all Access when Dish was in the dispute with CBS.
    I seldom watch anything live. I have been hooked on Dish DVRs for almost 20 years. I pay for Cox Cable because it is part of my lease, but I mainly use it now to access shows on my Roku TV.
     
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    That's what they said about going from analog to digital.
     
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    Which is exactly why the Federal Government handed out free digital tuners to the citizenry.
     
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    You won't get football on CBS access

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    Um, I’m watching The Chargers-Patriots game right now, live, with CBS All Access.
     
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    I don't see that happening. If in order to stream, there needs to be access to internet. Now, might the network programming go full streaming? I don't debate that. But, when it comes to EMS and the news, I think OTA will always exist in some capacity.
     
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    True, but even so, people have so many choices today we did not have years ago. We had OTA, if we were fortunate to live close enough to get it. Otherwise it was cable and cable wasn't in all area either. Today, if you have high speed, plug in a Roku or Fire stick and you have TV.
     
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