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Top Reasons Cable is still Best Source for Original Content

In the age of broadband and mobile internet, there seems to a huge shift in the content consumption habits of viewers. The growth of YouTube and other mobile platforms such as Vine and Snapchat has made each user also a content creator.

While the shift in amount of time consumed has slowly moved away from TV to the internet, cable service providers are also making the shift to the same digital platform. And it has its own share of advantages as well.

  • Widespread and Reliable Platform

    The cable network has been around for decades and the level of reach in undeniable. Content delivery is very stable and reliable. No network congestion and no buffering to speak of — it’s instant gratification.

  • High-Value Original Content

    Networks like HBO and The CW create their own shows or series that are widely anticipated and popular. We’re all fans of Game of Thrones, The Flash, Supernatural and Arrow. These shows were mainly created for cable and they continue to be the single most compelling reason why TV viewers still prefer subscribing to premium channels.

    Domestic, regional and international channels are still mostly available in cable-only subscriptions. If you mostly watch international broadcasts such as CNN, Bloomberg or Al Jazeera, then getting a regular cable subscription is the easiest and cheapest way to watch them round-the-clock. Same goes with sports channels and entertainment channels (The Food Network, Cartoon Network, History Channel).

  • Multiple Device Support

    Some cable subscriptions now come with multiple device support so you can also actually watch your favorite series in your laptop, tablet or smartphone. This best fist people who are always on the go and on the road but still wants to be updated with the latest episodes.

While there are also limitations and shortcomings with the traditional cable services, new forms of delivery has been introduced lately. Once such service is Sky on Demand. This new service allows subscribers to watch their favorite TV series or movie where ever they are and whenever they want. It’s available via an internet-ready SKY On Demand digibox which connects to your TV at home, or you cna go to the skyondemand.com.ph website and watch it thru your laptop or computer’s browser, and then via SKY On Demand App for the iPhone and Android users.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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3 Responses

  1. Weng says:

    My main source of entertainment and news nowadays is found on the internet. Every time I watch local shows, I feel my a few more of brain cells die.

  2. MarigrigatNgemNakaiPhone6Plus128GB says:

    No buffering but no fast forwards and rewind. There are many streaming sites to watch TV shows.

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