"YouTube’s dominant position in online video is likely to make YouTube TV a huge success"
Only if they include blip-verts. And that might present it's own problems.
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When the world’s largest online silo of video content decides to come out and launch its own TV subscription service, including sought after live sports content, it’s not just the traditional pay TV industry which should be concerned, but the streaming giants too. YouTube TV is here and Apple has to return fire. YouTube’s much …
Nielsen data suggests the entirety of US TV has a daily viewership of around 1.25 billion hours
1.25 beellion / 325 m USA-ians (not all of whom watch TV) = 3 hours 50 minutes daily!
Does anyone believe they have so much free time to watch TV, plus engage in the other distractions / recreational activities + work + sleep ?
$35 for 40 channels that may or may not show up grainy, depending on how large the latest X-Bone updates are that the kids are downloading on their consoles and eating all my bandwidth. Or, eh, stick to my dish and get relatively clear, not-continually-buffering video. Oh, I have kids, I'm not in Google's target demographic. Carry on.
It is a shame Google didn't try something NEW here and offer what some of us have been screaming for for years - ala cart channel ordering. I guess Google just isn't that willing to buck the system. In the end, it's all about money, and Google seems to be taking the path of least resistance towards it.
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