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No live TV streams: Here’s why?

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  1. Rickaren

    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    No live TV streams: Here's why?


    The tech world is abuzz at the news that Google may start providing cable television service in the United States but there could be several challenges to their efforts as incumbents may have issues with this intrusion and may block them by withholding popular fares.

    Economics of the TV business

    To understand the challenges Google may front in entering the cable TV business, one must first understand that TV is not a monolithic entity but an ecosystem, with players in a number of different areas. At the beginning of the chain are the show producers, who develop TV properties, either on their own or with economic participation from a distributor. Then there are distributors, what we traditionally know as TV channels, who package groups of TVshows aiming at a particular demographic segment and then offer this up to advertisers as a way to reach a particular type of audience. This is traditionally what people think when they think of TV.
     
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    Hopefully Internet TV will make A La Carte packages a reality at last.
     
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    Kudous to you, Rick. You've found the first article which expresses the actual industry views and apprehension. Good job.
     
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    Very interesting story Rick!

    I loved reading that...

    I, as well, am hoping the A La Catre.....
     

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