Today I watched a national TV morning show host say that we are in the “Golden Age” of TV.
I believe that he hit the nail on the head! Never, since the advent of TV in the late 1940’s, have we had so many choices to watch on today’s not-so-little-screens.
In the United States since the 1950’s we have had the networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC on our televisions. More recently additional networks such as FOX, PBS, and few others joined in the fray.
With the advent of cable and satellite media in the 1960’s and1970’s additional public and commercial networks were introduced.
Most recently internet steaming boxes – like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, plus so-called “Smart TV’s” have offered almost unlimited choices in viewing with additional networks like Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, and dozens more.
In the last few days of October and the first few days of November of 2019 we have seen Apple+ and Disney+ streaming networks added to our choices.
These two are especially interesting based on price and content. Apple+ is free for one year if you recently purchased a new Apple device like an iPhone or iPad. If not (and after the first free year) then the normal price will be just $4.99 a month.
Disney+ with its huge library of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and National Geographic movies and television shows is just $6.99 per month, or $70 per year pre-paid (that works out to $5.83 per month). For families the Disney+ offering is a great value.
Let’s make sure that we understand what the talking heads mean about the “Golden Age” of television. Additional services will be offered, and competition should bring lower prices.
A smorgasbord of viewing is definitely in your future.