Cable TV Still Sucks

Commercial weblog empresario, Jason Calacanis makes a “damning comparision”:http://calacanis.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000590049190/ between the difference between MTV’s TV coverage of Live8, and the streaming webcast offered by AOLTV.

bq. The biggest take away for me yesterday at Live8 outside of the very important cause we were all supporting was that AOL exposed that MTV is a fraud. MTV is no longer about music or freedom — it’s about being locked into banal commentary by vapid models drenched in cheesy advertising.

(It’s not news that MTV is about banal commentary, vapid models and cheesy advertising, but I couldn’t resist quoting the dig.)

He continues:

bq. The torch passed from MTV to AOLMusic as AOL proved — 10 years after steaming media on the Internet started — that the Internet is a much better experience then TV. Heck, it’s even better then cable TV!

bq. The difference was shocking: you could switch from high-speed stream of the raw footage on AOLMusic or you could watch idiotic VJays talk over the highly anticipated Pink Floyd reunion.

2 thoughts on “Cable TV Still Sucks

  1. Rob T.

    You know? Everything sucks! If you type anything in “Google” with sucks after it, it sucks! I hate the pricing with cable, that’s about all. As a tech savvy person I understand that programming sucks, and I also understand that my cable equipment is like a computer, it locks up once in awhile, and I understand outages too! Servicing millions of customers is a hard thing to do perfectly. Especially that VOD, for Pete’s sake it’s a computer server with thousands of shows on it, IT’S GOING TO LOCK UP ONCE IN AWHILE WHEN YOU HAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ACCESSING THE SAME BANDWIDTH!!!!!!
    I hate poeple who want to be pampered in their cable or DTV service. GET OFF YOUR FRICKING BUTT AND DO A POWER CYCLE, IT’S THE NATURE OF THE BEAST YOU MORONS!!!!!! JUST LIKE A COMPUTER YOU HAVE TO RESET IT SOMETIMES AND NO SERVICE IS PERFECT!!!!

    Ok enough hollering, my only pet peeve about cable besides idiot customers who want to be pampered is the pricing, pricing is getting out of hand for cable….

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