More TV channels opt to leave cable and make streaming services

Ryder From, Opinion Editor

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As a result of the rising popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, many TV channels have decided to opt out of cable TV and switch to their own streaming services. Fans of channels such as the Food Network and HGTV will be able to get a more in-depth view of their favorite shows.

The Food Network announced it would stop running on cable TV after Netflix gained it’s 7,300,280,549 subscriber. The network is now developing a streaming service that will cost about 20 dollars a month and have added purchases for more features.

“I think it’s an amazing idea,” cooking teacher Foodie Tamale said. “I love watching the Food Network but hate how the commercials block the tasteful experience. Now I can be in food heaven for hours on end.”

The streaming service will house all their current shows but will also feature content based off the growing trend of mukbangs or eating shows. Popular stars like Ree Drummond and Guy Fieri will have a mukbang after every episode they do. For an added fee of $1,000, the mukbangs will also be in ASMR.

The Food Network is not the only channel coming out with its own streaming app. HGTV has also announced a restructuring of its content in favor of a more foundationally strong way of watching its shows. One of these is the ability to see what the characters are seeing in shows like “House Hunters” through VR.

“This is the best idea since using brick material instead of straw,” freshman Condo Minium said. “I’ve always wanted to experience first hand what it’s like to be on one of those shows.”

More and more channels are leaving cable and thinking of new ways to entice audience members in their new streaming apps. The Ghost channel will now show behind the scenes footage of them staging paranormal encounters and many news stations will feature their tantrums after difficult interviews with political figures of both sides.

“With so many new apps and so many new features,  I can see the future of TV,” Minimum said. “and it looks like it’s on my phone, tablet or computer.”

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