Why Did Channel Master Just Introduce a New Line of OTA TV Antennas?
While CTIA and CEA may want OTA TV to die so that they can make money off telecoms selling data plans the real action is in what CEA's membership is doing. Channel Master has just introduced a new line of antennas called the Masterpiece Antenna Series. I'm sorry Gary Shaprio (liar in chief of CEA), people just don't introduce new product lines for dying markets! Not only has Channel Master introduced a new line of OTA antennas, but Winegard, another old line antenna manufacture also introduced their Free Vision antenna series only last year. That doesn't count new entrants like Antennas Direct and Mohu.
The fact is that pay-TV penetration is dropping as people discover the superior picture of free OTA TV. That coupled with online video offerings is going to make the pay-TV industry less and less profitable. Of course, wireline cable companies still have internet, which may be their saving grace going forward.