My Sister’s family don’t have a television in the house, and all their consumption of video is through streaming services and DVDs. According to her, this article on minimalmac.com is exactly how her five-year old daughter feels about broadcast television.
Let’s face it, if broadcast television did not already exist, anyone proposing such a service now as a rival to streaming services would probably be laughed out of the room, “It’s like Hulu or Netflix, but everyone has to watch the same thing at the same time. There will be adverts, but they wont be targeted except by guessing what sort of person likes the show because we will show the same one to everyone. Oh we’ll also be using the most valuable part of the spectrum to get this into these huge dedicated screens that will be fixed to the walls pretty close to their internet connection… What? well I suppose we could have them connected to the internet as well, but that would just be a niche service”
Of course because it does already exist, it won’t go anywhere for a while yet, but the broadcast networks really need to start thinking about the future of their product.