TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 8, 2015
The problem with traditional cable model television isn't that it's not mobile, or that people don't want to pay for channels they don't watch. People are fine paying for channels they don't watch, because they know they're not really paying for channels they don't watch.
The problem is that people want to watch exactly what they want exactly when they want. They no longer want to pay $50-$100 per month and not have that freedom.
This is why online streaming services are the future. Right now, for $51 a month, you can get Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Now, and Sling TV, which gives you channels like ESPN, TNT, TBS, and AMC. That's a ton of top-notch content. And it's only getting better.
On Tuesday, Showtime announced it will be launching its own streaming service. For just $10.99 a month, you can unlimited access to shows like Homeland, Dexter, Masters of Sex, Shameless, Ray Donovan, Penny Dreadful, Nurse Jackie, and Californiacation, plus their entire movie library. And you can watch them on your phone, tablet, computer, television, or PS4.
Obviously, Showtime is no HBO. But that's okay. You never know who's going to come up with the next Game of Thrones or Walking Dead, so the more options the better.