The End of TV?

By Deane Barker on November 9, 2011

The children are our future, and they’re not paying for TV: If I was a cable TV company, I’d be pretty damn scared right now.

“Young people who move to an apartment or get a house for the first time don’t subscribe to any MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) and they just… get their network programming from Hulu and they get Netflix… As an industry where people pay between $70 and $92 a month, that’s a lot of money to a young person today who is getting their first job when they can go out and watch Hulu for free and Netflix for $7.99. So it’s a threat.”

So, what does “TV” or “television” mean in the future?  Will it just be a noun that refers to the device?  But even that line blurs, since many people watch on computers or tablets.  In the end, the word “TV” might disappear, replaced by something more generic like “show” or “video.”