Reports surface every week that hail the demise of TV and highlight the shortcomings of cable networks. However, it’s important to note that these trends are merely symptoms. They are symptoms of a larger, cultural change spearheaded by the generation of yours truly—the *in James Earl Jones’ voice* millennials.
We are consuming more content than any other generation and are, as a result, reshaping digital consumption and the future of video production, as you know it. Habits are hard to break, but if an attractive alternative is presented, it becomes much easier to shift gears and form new habits. The classic Gen X habits of being a couch potato and tied down by their DVR has nearly come to an end. Don’t get me wrong, millennials still want to consume the same, if not more, content than their Gen X counterparts. We are just more inclined to want to stream it from different places/applications via two, maybe three, screens.
Let’s take a deeper look at my generation alongside the younger generation coming up behind us, and how our changing habits are transforming the broadcast and pay TV world, as we all know it.