The rise of television in the developed countries after the second world war like the United States, Britain was a very welcome development, and after a few years, it became the perfect tool for influencing the masses. Initially, television signals were distributed through high radio frequencies broadcasted to television sets individually.
Television has since then undergone significant transitions, from the blockbusters seen by millions of audiences all over the world to the shift to cable and internet television.The first significant experienced by television was the shift from Analogue television to Digital television. Digital TV transmission began in the late 2000s with governments around the world setting laws to support the ban of all analog television transmission by 2010. The tremendous rise of technology in the last century has led to a wave of transitions which have contributed so much to the industry, but as is widely known, development cannot exist without a negative side to it.
Ever since the inception of television, it has always faced a recurring problem, and that is the problem of saturation of the television industry with too much content that the viewers could not possibly keep up with everything. In the early days of the television industry, traditional broadcasts were the in-thing and they dominated the system with so many shows between Game shows, Reality TV shows, Prime Time shows, etc.
With the appearance of VCRs in the mainstream market in the 1970s, it was possible for audiences to keep track of their favorite TV shows and see them at their own convenience. VCRs eventually upgraded to DVRs which also gave viewers to record larger without the use of videotapes around 1999. These gave access to more television shows but it was still practically impossible to keep up with a majority of the television shows and blockbuster movies being churned out by major production companies such as Time Warner (now known as spectrum pictures).
The advent of Internet Television came with promises to revolutionize the television industry as television content could now be shared over the internet and brought closer to the viewers given the ability of the world wide web to connect the world. This development, of course, led to the innovation that brought Streaming Services to the forefront. Companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. came to the spotlight with the aim of improving the television experience and have in the process nearly obliterated the blockbuster market.
This is due to the fact that streaming services concentrated more efforts on making as many movies as viewers could possibly imagine available on the go and also left the rise of smart TVs which had instant access to the internet do their job for them. A lot of users in the world today now use televisions which are connected directly to the Internet, thereby giving them faster access to millions of movies in an instant, and with more than one of these streaming companies to go around, the near death of traditional broadcast is no surprise at all.
The truth is that although companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have managed to keep traditional broadcasts in the background, they also have begun to face the same problems faced by these blockbusters at the beginning which is the saturation of television with too much content that it becomes overly irritable to use. In recent times, despite the easier access to lots of television content, it has become increasingly hard to watch movies because of the availability of a variety of content on these streaming services.
It is practically impossible to get access to a target content by browsing through the categories like is usually done by a majority of viewers in most cases they have to resort to using titles. This will eventually lead to a serious decline in the audience base of these streaming services and needs to be nipped in the bud as soon as possible.