The other side: predicting (still) the death of cable TV

Every once in a while it's a good idea to see what the other side thinks of cable. TechCrunch thinks the industry is "stepping towards the cliff" but adds "don't expect cable to give up."

Considering this is an article that lists cable's shortcomings, not the least of which is the recent J.D. Power & Associates survey that said cable customers are less satisfied and more likely to feel ripped off, yet also presents a view of a surprisingly feisty cable industry that beat back DVD rentals and satellite before concluding "the Internet will be a tougher challenge."

The article also cites cable's strong financial position and the fact that the industry controls the broadband pipe into the home. In the end, though, the conclusion is inevitable: cable is an overpriced "relic" of another era and with "the likes of Apple, Google, Netflix and others ... the days of that overpriced relic seem even more numbered."

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