What role will a high speed internet play in all this ? if any at all or will there always be FTA in some form or another ?
Smart TVs that connect to the internet directly eliminating all reception issues virtually overnight, and the possibilty of, dare I say it, job losses for antenna installers and an industry reliant on selling the hardware. Theres an entire infrastructure and industry built around antennas and reception, will TV over the internet be that much more a desirable way to receive programs ( from a menu and at call ) than the current wait till its broadcast method ? Supply and demand will determine that but as an installer what safeguards are there to keep up to date with potential changes and to move with the times if that was required ?
Or will it never get off the ground due to bandwidth issues, such as , if every household was streaming a Grand Final, will the NBN be able to cope with such traffic demands anyway? or legislation designed to protect an existing industry for lack of viable alternatives ? Will they really give a rats if there is more money to be made through subscription TV than relying on adverstising ? Will we still get ads ? of course we will
Pretty sure if it all does move that way we can not only drop the F from FTA but the TA bit as well
Any thoughts if this model becomes the norm for the Big 3 ( 7, 9 AND 10 ). Will SBS and ABC still offer FTA ?
Edited by mello yello, 14 April 2013 - 11:02 PM.