The TV is watching you

October 21, 2010

I don’t watch french TV at home, for a few reasons ranging from lack of interest to lack of time ; and I’d rather listen to some music from somafm, or a carefully crafted playlist than put on the radio.

The only TV that I care about gets on my screen through the Internet… and - how shameful - that’s mostly US TV shows that aired one or two days ago on the other side of the ocean. 99.99% of the time, I won’t even look for subtitles if that can yield a shorter delivery time (not because it’s faster, because it bothers me to look for them). Wether or not this is entirely legal is not really the point: I’m not willing to wait one or two years until a show that sound great is imported, translated, or adapted in the some cases. You could relate all of that to movies too.

If you haven’t figured it out already, my point is that I’d rather pay those TV studios, and radio stations, than the ones I do not care about. I’d be willing to pay an “internet tax” rather than the global french-tv-tax, which is unfair for the use I have of our national media networks.

So… when is that happening? Oh wait, no we have a shitload of laws to protect our “undisputed” cultural superiority. I guess I’m screwed.