Cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner have come to dominate information access in the United States. And they're using this new power to squeeze out competitors and remake new media in their old image.
We've come up with a list of the worst possible spin-offs of currently airing TV shows. And, yes, they're all considerably more watchable than The Choice. In most of these shows, at least the terrible people die at the end.
No one likes watching TV commercials, except, perhaps, during the Super Bowl. Even those whose livelihoods depend on them have a hard time convincing family members not to fast forward past them in this DVR age.
A lot has changed since the early days of Internet video. Today's professionally produced content is not only leaps and bounds from early amateur video, it's competing with broadcast television for viewers and ad dollars.
Accessing television shows has never been easier, but this blessing has a lot of consequences. Now that TV-watchers are no longer confined to prime time, the question isn't when are you going to watch your favorite shows, but how?