This week the Future TV Show takes place in New York, just weeks, or perhaps months, before the end of analogue television in the United States. Meanwhile in the United Kingdom there are real questions to be asked about the future of public service broadcasting, with Ofcom due to publish its review this week. It’s a time of transition, a time of change in television, a time for big ideas. The big change we’ve seen over the last year is in the downloading and streaming of television programmes, but this still represents only a tiny fraction of all viewing. Nevertheless, we’re now in an age of broadband networks. So perhaps the real issue is not preserving the broadcasting structures of the past but investing in broadband infrastructure for the future.