CEA Sees Decline in Over-the-Air TV
A study released this week by the Consumer Electronics Association found that just eight percent of U.S. households watch over-the-air TV only, the result of a steady decline over the last six years.
The study, CEA says, shows that the "cord-cutting" phenomenon of users dropping cable and satellite to watch shows on the Internet only is largely illusory.
“Over-the-air TV was once the defining distribution platform,” CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said as part of the announcement. “But using huge swaths of wireless spectrum to deliver TV to homes no longer makes economic sense. Congress should pass legislation to allow for incentive auctions so free market dynamics can find the best purposes for underused broadcast spectrum, such as wireless broadband.”