@craigmaloney All these streaming services may well collapse. There may soon be a wonderful bonfire of collapsed Internet sites. Meanwhile the ATSC spec has been upgraded to where a signal can be multiplexed pretty hard where one transmitter can push about 1 HD and 4 SD subsidiary channel streams at once over the airwaves.
We're heading towards a retrospective future with far more sophisticated TV aerials. Too many exclusive incompatible streaming services will kill things. Soon...
@alpacaherder If that were to happen then the over the air broadcasters will need to make a more compelling product than crappy basic cable lite. I don't foresee that happening any time soon.
The competition for streaming service proliferation isn't OTA, it's piracy and apathy. As soon as it becomes too expensive and onerous to stream content then piracy and apathy will fill the gaps.
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