Hastings: Broadcast TV Dead in 16 Years

By Raverstead
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“Broadcast TV will probably last until 2030”, was the bold claim by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings during a recent speech in Mexico City. Hastings has been predicting the death of linear TV (and its replacement by internet TV) for several years, although this is the first time that he has put a date to the prediction.

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A survey in 2011 by Cisco came to the same conclusion (and date) as Hastings. (TA)