Posts Tagged "Cable television"

Connectivity

Cable Not TV

The battle over cable acquisition is about the next big internet providers

Read More
TVs

Is Google Killing Cable?

If you’re looking to do TV streaming, Google may be your best friend

Read More
TVs

Aereo: Reinventing the cable TV model

A New York startup is building the future of TV broadcast.

Read More
TVs

No live TV streams: Here’s why?

Why internet TV live streaming has not yet become a reality.

Read More

Modular by Design — Cable TV

Having looked at how the modular by design approach impacted broadcast television, let’s now look at its impact on cable TV. The FCC and the cable TV industry recently came head to head when it comes to a la carte pricing . The concept of a la carte pricing is that consumers would be able to buy any TV channel in a model instead of being forced into buying a bundle of shows as part of the standard offering. The cable industry contends that a la carte pricing is bad because it will wreak havoc with the economic model of the cable business. It’s true that it will do so as large media companies like Viacom and Walt Disney currently force cable operators to broadcast their less popular channels in exchange for the rights to broadcast their top properties, like MTV or ESPN and will no longer be able to do so if a la carte becomes a reality. They will also have a harder time selling an audience package to their advertisers as there will no longer be any guarantee that buying an ad in a package that reaches MTV and Spike will ensure the same kinds of hits….

Read More