TV’s Future: Digital Services, Not Cable

The future of TV is a patchwork of digital services rather than cable providers dominating markets around the country, panelist after panelist told the audience at Ad Age’s Digital Conference Wednesday. Of course, the speakers in question — CEOs of the growing disruptors Aereo, Redbox Instant By Verizon and Hulu — have big stakes in the outcome. But so do the big broadcasters trying to sue Aereo out of existence or the consumers clamoring for more choice and lower bills.