There is a generational shift occurring in the TV industry. Traditional cable TV, which dominated the last several decades, is going away. Companies like Comcast, Charter and Cox are facing something new: new technological innovation and competition. Which companies will survive, and which will not? Traditional cable TV is on the verge of an extinction event that is very similar to other events we've witnessed. Apple's iPhone and Google's Android operating system launched the smartphone wars, for example, killing previous leader BlackBerry.