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Television is Dying

by | 28 November 2013 | | Categories :

During last week’s episodes of The Walking Dead, I saw a trailer for an upcoming television show that depicted men undergoing intense physical training.  “Hmm, this is probably a show about MMA fighters or something cool like that,” I thought.  It turns out that the show was actually about, wait for it, arm wrestling.  I laughed and lamented the fact that there must be a serious shortage of ideas for something like that to actually be an upcoming television program, on a solid channel like AMC nonetheless.  Later that night, I read an article (http://www.businessinsider.com/cord-cutters-and-the-death-of-tv-2013-11) about how Time Warner Cable had lost over 300,000 subscribers in 2013, then saw another article which stated that in 2013 Google had to delete over 200,000 links that contained pirated shows or movies.   Seeing these things made me wonder if television as a media could be dying.  The user comments in these articles seemed to echo this sentiment. 

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