with this news today this thread becomes all the more relevant.
Google Is Launching A TV Service This Year
on Google Fiber their broadband Internet service with Kansas City as the first city.
the dream of an À la carte cable service?
so be a subscription for a season of a show or a premium channel subscription that includes a new Trek series in say 5 years we are talking about a new landscape where 500 cable channels only get more niche. Why not 2 or 3 science fiction channels on something like Google's cable-TV-like package.
With rumors in the TV industry that Apple is making a television type device with the intention of Internet subscription service akin to Netflix and Hulu Plus for 2012-2013 deployment. Actually one of the reasons Apple has for becoming a major player
is Top-of-the-Line Pay TV Integration.
Although you have heard of this too:
This is all good competition and this may all be bleeding-edge of technology now...but it may become mainstream by the time the next Trek TV series is ready for preproduction.
With major cable television providers like Comcast's Streampix
$5./month service offering more on-demand
programming on cable TV boxes as well as through an X-Box360 surely a subscription is easy to do for a season pass
of a particular TV show that isn't even on a linear channel.
Sure in some foreign countries it will be on TV but there is no guarantee it will be on a linear TV channel here in the USA.