Is Over-the-Air TV Dying?

Even though the new Apple TV isn't that great, Internet TV is really gaining ground in a hurry.


But, if I'm right about where TV broadcasting is heading, it's only a matter of time before someone will be streaming though to me as well.

The only real problem I see with this vision of the future is the network itself, and I'm not talking ABC, CBS, NBC, et. al. It's takes a lot of bandwidth to stream video. It takes much more to stream HD video. The public Internet doesn't have much speed to spare what with everyone Twittering, watching videos, and all the rest. My 20Mbps (Megabit per second) cable connection is just fine, but what about the pipelines behind it? How much capability do they have?

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster recently said that Apple might be able to shake-up the TV market the same way it did music and make it its own. I say that we don't need to wait for Apple. I think we have all the technologies in place to revolutionize TV with a la carte pricing and the end of the traditional local TV stations and cable.

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