There is no doubt that the TV industry is declining.
Now, people have a lot of other options to spend their spare time on. Besides, as long as information is concerned, it’s not necessary for people to depend only on TV anymore because they can get any kinds of information through the Internet and SNS.
Actually, most TV shows are not worth watching. I’m getting bored with them because they have been broadcasting just about the same contents in the same time zone. Even the news shows pick up the same topic with a similar priority.
Maybe it’s the curse of ratings and marketing.
One thing’s for sure. The research doesn’t tell what people want to see. It only tells what people are familiar with.
The media people are also concerned about their future and some people have started trying out a new type show to demonstrate what they really want us to see. In that sense, I think “宇宙テレビ” or Space News (TV Tokyo, a Tokyo based key station) is a good start.
The idea comes from one of staff members who is a space fanatic. It features only space news, from a new discovery from the edge of space science to breathtaking views from the space station. The show is quite unique and it inspires us with infinite possibilities.
Speaking of space, a young J-pop idol unit “Momoiro Clover Z” has released a new single titled猛烈宇宙交響曲・第７楽章『無限の愛』, Fierce Space Symphony, 7th Movement, “Endless Love.” Probably, “space” is coming up in Japan.