I’ve written here a number of times about television and its future. Essentially I believe that in the long run TV will be asynchronous and that one of the implications there is that there is really no need for the networks… besides sports. I know, I know there are plenty of illegal ways to watch sports… but for TV to really change, it’s going to need to happen on the up and up (most people are law abiding citizens).
Baseball had the problem 25% solved, as I pointed out when I spoke about my TV, with the MLB.tv package you can watch any out of market games that you want. To me, the biggest news of the day yesterday was that Football is now caught up with baseball. The NFL Sunday Ticket package is available on Playstation for $340 per season. Unfortunately, there is a similar rule about games that would be broadcast locally. That means that (if I lived somewhere else) 95% of the TV that I watch would be available in some combination of Hulu, Netflix, MLB.tv, ESPN3 and Sunday Ticket. We’re getting close to the point where I can pull the plug on cable, SO close.