The next important step in reaching HDTV domination is reaching a new
audience. Men have already accepted the fact that these widescreen sets
are better to watch sports and movies on but women are slow to
acknowledge them. The fact of the matter is that women do not have a
reason to desire a HDTV. There is no programming targeting women.
Sure, we have Desperate Housewives
but dare I say that is a family drama? There is a need for more
programming whose audience are purely women. The two best shows that
would increase the transitions to HD must be Oprah
and The View
The both attract a very large women following and the format of the
show is perfect for widescreen HD. A viewer would benefit from a
widescreen format in the same way that late night shows
you see more of the stage. The View is perfect for this, as the cameras
would not have to cut back in forth in order to follow the
conversation. Maybe Opera can even give away an HDTV to all of the
audience members to kick it off.
If these shows were to go to
high definition, and then promote the benefits, the sales of HDTVs would increase. What do you think? Should there be more HDTV programming that targets the female audience?