While I'm finding conventional TV less appealing all the time, I'm not writing it off yet. There are shows I like spread across networks, cable channels and OTT services. That's the problem. Broadcasters and studios use the proliferation of channels and services to increase revenue and force consumers to subscribe to many of them to obtain a variety of content. Rotating subscriptions helps keep costs down but it's only part of the solution.
In the US, it's possible to get most, if not all, of the available programming on OTT services. In Canada that's not the case. I'm well aware of the workarounds to reduce costs but Canadian broadcasters use their monopoly to reduce their effectiveness. With the amount of advertising and self promotion on networks, the only thing that makes network TV palatable is the PVR. I won't watch OTT services that insert advertising that cannot be skipped because its too annoying and wastes too much time. I've better things to do than try to watch a TV show that wastes 1/4 to 1/3 of my time and eliminates any enjoyment it might otherwise provide.
It looks like I won't be subscribing to Peacock for the reasons cited. That they plan to insert advertising is a non-starter for me. If they offer a no advertising option, like Hulu, that may make it palatable.