If Channels Become Apps, Is TV Doomed?
May 11th 2013 9:30AM
Updated May 11th 2013 12:00PM
Never before has the catch phrase "there's an app for that" applied so broadly as to include nearly every major television channel available. From the familiar options from Time Warner -- including HBO, TNT, and TBS -- to both the channels owned by Comcast and Comcast itself, most of your favorite channels are now available on mobile devices as apps. Perhaps the purest form of this trend is Netflix , which looks increasingly like a channel as it produces more of its own shows. As this phenomenon continues, your ability to pick and choose which channels you really want will only increase.
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