How has the TV broadcast industry managed it all these 40+ years? They've been doing OK with billions of dollars more than what most have spent to make it work on the internet.
First, how do we (you) know the amount of money each industry is using towards managing their color? In total money spent for both industries, broadcast spends billions more on just the color? That may
certainly be true, but I'd love to know where you got the figures.
Next, we have no standards for web like the broadcast industry. There are dozens of browsers, some color managed, some not.
Question: Is there any standards for aiming output on all the possible computer or similar technologies in terms of the actual output device (all LCD, CRT, phone, tablet and similar hardware)? How many differing emissive technologies are there for web based data versus broadcast?
Lastly, look at the differences in the audiences. Do you think that the vast majority of both web users and TV users can tell the differences and agonize over the color of their content like those here? Do you believe that the majority of those viewing content on the web even know what they saw and what others see don't match (even here on LuLa, some are just understanding that fact).
And there lay another big difference. The broadcast industry rarely output's an individual users content, the web, just the opposite. People who supply content are usually far more critical of the results being viewed. The same people watching an episode of Family Guy who have no idea what the content should look like.
I don't think the analogy is so good...