I must admit, I like the way television has evolved in the last few years. With all of the formats and options available, the competition has driven more specialization and a higher quality product. There is truly something for everyone. Ironically, live sports are still the thing I watch most on television — which is interesting because it is the one television product that has probably changed the least. That said, I was in San Antonio Friday night at a gala for our NAHREP San Antonio chapter and I was able to watch part of my son’s college basketball game streaming live on my phone. As a rule, I don’t watch a lot of television but I do watch a few shows. My daughter and wife each have their own favorite shows. There is so much available content on TV these days, it’s almost certain there something on television that fits your taste. The one drawback is that people don’t watch television together a whole lot any more. One study showed that many people watch TV on their phone or pad while multi-tasking. Our family watching television together on a Thursday or Friday evening remains one of my favorite memories as a kid. For that reason, I made a recent pledge to selecting one show that I watch together with my family each week. Currently, that show is Manifest. Manifest is a show on NBC about a commercial airline full of passengers that disappears midflight and then appears again fully intact five years later. It’s an interesting show although it’s starting to get a little farfetched. Television is clearly not going away, although the business model will continue to evolve.
Author: Gary Acosta
Gary Acosta is an entrepreneur, public policy advocate, investor, and thought leader passionate about advancing prosperity for Latinos and other underserved communities.