Is TV Dead as We know it

@isfine (34)
New Zealand
March 1, 2007 2:15pm CST
Another night of blistering boredom on the free to air waves and another night of entertaining, educational and social surfing on the net. So, it TV dead as we know it. As I read the paer this mornig I see that internet advertising is up 26m and TV media down 28m, does that tell us something? I admit my country, New Zealand, has its own culture and economic drivers unique to a place at the far south of the earth, an island several thousand miles from the nearest continent. But are my children going to even witness TV? Will there be several 24 hour new channels thousands of niche stations and will they get their entertainment from VOD, IPTV etc. Who knows personally I still like that feeling of being connected that only TV can give you. But then again I cant really remember the last time I watched a show actuallly go live to air. Interesting times ahead. I guess?
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3 responses
• United States
1 Mar 07
when i was a kid we had 3 chanels and they were only on for part of the day we could always find something interesting to watch back then Now I have a satelite dish with 500 chanels and cant seem to ever find anything i want to watch whay happened or is it just me??
@isfine (34)
• New Zealand
2 Mar 07
You are so right or is it just that we don't remeber the bad old days, only the good!
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Internet is still so much slower for media than television. It might be more tailored to each consumer, but its still much slower. Right now TV is still the biggest way to reach people efficiently. I don't think the internet will takeover TV until new technology is introduced that makes the quality and speed just as good or better.
1 Mar 07
To be honest I feel that television has become very boring these days. A plethora of reality shows, quiz shows, phone in shows, repeats of old shows, the list is endless. Having cable television simply means even more channels of repeats and rubbish shows, and it's no suprise that kids turn to the internet for entertainment now.