by Kung Fu Zu 7/14/15
Almost two years ago, I penned a piece about cutting the cord to cable TV and moving back to the old antenna. When I wrote the piece, there were about 50 over-the-air broadcast channels in the DFW area. These were a mix of the old standbys ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and local channels, which aired a mixture of local programs and old TV serials or movies. Fully half of the channels were broadcast in Spanish, giving an indication of the size of the Spanish speaking audience in my area.
Today, there are about 70 over-the-air broadcast channels in my area. Of course we now receive more Spanish speaking channels and even a few Indian channels. But what I find most interesting is the number of nationally broadcast channels which have sprung up with content mainly or solely consisting of old films and TV programs. Here is a partial list of those channels.
We also can pick up several children’s channels as well as a couple of business channels.
While I don’t recommend one spend hours and hours in front of the television set, I do find it interesting, and heartening, that if I wish to watch TV sans cable, I am not forced to tune in to the brain numbing, immoral rotgut swill which is, by-in-large, produced for TV in the year of our Lord 2015.
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