Digital TV has brought with it an abundance of newly released airwave spectrum just waiting to be exploited.
Indeed, at the UK, where we are currently visiting, TV channels seem to outnumber common sense. Bruce Springsteen's song quoted above talks about 57 channels, but Jo parents' TV now features hundreds of channels. Yet Springsteen is still all very right: there is still nothing on.
Perhaps the status of things is best demonstrated through a documentary on the so called Reality Channel. Entitles "Proof of the Paranormal", it has to be the shortest program ever.