Crashing and Burning: Local TV Stations, Al Jazeera, TV Commercials, and ESPN

Hacking TV Podcast | January 17, 2016

 

Many of the pillars of the old TV order are cracking. 

  1. Local TV stations secretly agree to sell their broadcast frequencies.
  2. Half of cable subscribers would rather have a price cut then get ESPN.
  3. Al Jazeera America signs off.
  4. Turner cuts back TV commercials and searches for a better format.

Meanwhile, signs of the new world:

  1. The meaning of VLC in the Apple TV app store.
  2. Goldman Sachs says VR will be bigger than TV in 10 years.

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