StormSurge Posted March 4, 2019 Report Share Posted March 4, 2019 So I had a random thought the other day while browsing through the channel guide & realizing there was NOTHING on TV that I wanted to watch. I have DirecTV (no cable options on the island & over the air isn't an option either). I have no problems paying for it. I only watch NFL games, UConn men's basketball, Mets games, reruns of The Office, Parks & Rec, Seinfeld, other random sitcoms, any airings of Step Brothers & other random movies, etc. Basically, the only current show I watch is The Good Place & I usually catch that on Hulu. My DirecTV programming is filled with networks I have never watched & never will watch. There must be at least 100 channels that fit that description. So my idea is this. Similar to an ideal a la carte programming plan, where the consumer could pick the networks they would want & eliminate all the filler, how about the consumer picks the content?? Instead of choosing say 50 networks, what if the option existed where the consumer could dictate what is shown on each channel (along with choosing networks). For example, let's say I want to have ESPN, NFL Network, HGTV, History, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, & a few others. To round out my programming, I would also like one channel that only played Seinfeld, one only played Barney Miller, one only played Buck Rodgers, one only played The Office, one played The Twilight Zone, etc. Those channels could still have commercials like if a network was showing a marathon, but the consumer chose what each channel played. I know it sounds kind of wacky, but I'd be much more inclined to spend three hours watching Everybody Loves Raymond than not watch anything. A lot of these shows are already available to be streamed on various streaming networks, which makes me think this might not be that nuts in the future. Just a random shower thought I figured I'd share with you all. 🤔 Justin 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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