Have 24-hour TV news channels had their day?
"When CNN launched in the 1980s the live capability of a satellite network was breathtaking and transformative.
Now, technological developments mean that for the most part the internet has replaced satellite links for capturing and distributing the news. At the same time, consumers have broadband links to home, office, tablet and phone. Yet the industry remains wedded to the idea of a single, linear channel. Audiences have never been convinced. Viewing figures for news channels have always been low – spiking when a big event happens. The justification for broadcasters was to have a rolling spine of coverage that could be turned to at moments of need. Increasingly, however, we turn to the internet.”
A very good article about the 24/7 TV News business, Having worked at CNN in the 1980s and 1990s, I agree their day has been over for awhile.