…or, to put it another way, “If you were going to build this system from the ground-up, would it look anything like the way it looks now?”
The Atlantic.com’s Business Channel weighs in with this column about cable companies, broadcast television and revenue. The conclusion:
But the Web will likely transform this debate for TV as well. Technology appears to be increasingly moving towards a sort of content-agnostic world, where the web will be where we access all forms of media, whether print, radio or TV. So while it’s fine for us to quibble over this latest trend for non-cable TV networks, I suspect it’s just one step in an evolution leading to a new world where all of our media consumption will be very, very different.