[opendtv] Re: Does Netflix/Comcast Deal Remove Obstacle To TWC Merger? - Forbes

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:02:07 -0500

On Feb 26, 2014, at 5:03 PM, "Manfredi, Albert E" 
<albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote
> Exactly. So, moving your subscription TV packages from the monopolistic MVPD 
> walled garden to multiple Internet OTT sites, will have the same effect.

And what evidence do you have to support this contention?

The congloms tell us that moving to ala carte will cost us MORE.
> You seem to go off on your customary libertarian tirades, but I can't see 
> why. Breaking up the MVPD walled gardens can only be a good thing for 
> consumers, at least you should think so. But at the same time, this doesn't 
> mean that businesses should not pay for the costs they create. Surely, you're 
> not going to champion the socialist cause all of a sudden?

No problem with businesses paying their fair costs; the concern is that they 
may pay far more, just as we pay too much for entertainment in the U.S.

I'm all for something to break up these congloms. Competition would be a good 
path, but there is none.  Congress could make the MVPD bundles illegal; but the 
bills get nowhere.

Who us going to do it Bert?


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