I have 200+ channels on Comcast. Not one is showing the most popular sport in the world, soccer. Not one is covering the end of the transfer window in European soccer. Major players, major transfers, major clubs, massive news in hundreds of tabloids, websites, blogs.
The only channel I watch, Fox Soccer Channel, has been replaced by FXX today. Their current schedule has 6 hours of Parks and Recreation re-runs.
I know it’s TV, but I really love my sport, and I’m seriously devastated.
The current state of affairs for Cable is dire. I can’t find content, I can’t remember channel numbers, the progression of HD and non-HD content is jumbled together, and there’s no way to filter channels I own versus ones I don’t.
I wanted to try cable again after not having it for a few years. Content had become tough to find in great quality and I assumed that maybe some things have changed. So I tried it. I’ve had so many problems finding content, just anything worth watching, I constantly end up frustrated and resort to the same methods of digging up stuff over the internet as I have prior to having a cable subscription.
After football season, goodbye cable. I think I’m calling it quits for the last time. I can’t even say it has been nice. The Comcast commercials and great pricing brought me in, but the content and convoluted menus and hardware feels so antiquated I can’t understand how to find stuff to watch. The cancellation of channels that I found valuable was the last straw.
Good luck old dog, I really wish someone could teach you some new tricks. I think the next five years will be a major shift in how we consume content. There is still an opportunity to change things, but it’s quickly closing.