[opendtv] Re: Sony To Take Viacom Over-The-Top | Multichannel

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:16:23 -0400

On Sep 25, 2014, at 9:49 PM, Manfredi, Albert E <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx> 
> This is changing, Craig. That's what John Skipper and what HBO are talking 
> about. I don't understand why I have to keep repeating myself, even after 
> quoting articles to you on this subject.

Because you are inferring things from these articles that are not happening.
>> What makes you think the content owners are willing to let Sony,
>> or Verizon, or AT&T actually compete with MVPDs who are locked
>> into the bundle?
> BECAUSE THEY ARE SAYING SO. The content owners are.
We'll see what these new entrants are able to negotiate. 

My educated guess is that these new OTT services will offer access to both live 
streams and VOD libraries of the content in the bundle. I do not expect 
subscribers to be able to choose channels/libraries on an ala carte basis.

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