How much live TV do you watch right now? I don’t watch much. I’ll be on Netflix, Crunchyroll or NowTV or I’ll be using my BT TV hard drive to watch what’s been recorded. If I’m watching live TV it’ll because I want to watch the show at the earliest opportunity.
Does that seem familiar to you? Could there be a future in which most big screen entertainment came from the internet via livestreaming sites like Twitch or video archives like Netflix and YouTube?
Last year, Geek Native used a prize draw to poll people on their thoughts. Up for grabs was a copy RWBY: Volume 1 as the prize. RWBY, from Rooster Teeth, is an example of a made-for YouTube anime series that’s become popular around the world and an example of how, maybe, traditional TV shows might be dislodged.
To enter the giveaway readers had to say whether they were gamers or not and whether they thought sites like YouTube and Twitch could replace TV.
Less than 40% of Geek Native readers (which would include some visitors who came just for the prize) thought that websites like YouTube and Twitch would ever dislodge TV. The gap was much wider in non-gamers where nearly 80% of voters thought TV would reign supreme. However, even among gamers, 52% of respondents thought TV would last out.
What do you think?
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