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Maki, a former exec of both SCTE and Bright House Networks, is consulting with the organization as SCTE makes plans for Cable-Tec Expo to return as an in-person show this fall in Philadelphia.
Netflix has yet to formalize how it will offer cheaper, ad-supported plans to help counter sub losses. The move might attract some new customers, but it might also cannibalize its existing base, analysts say.
'It is jarring, to say the least, to see a cable company that not only isn't growing broadband subscribers, but indeed isn't growing revenues or EBITDA,' noted MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.
Reflecting on Aereo's debut ten years ago, Chet Kanojia, the founder of the now-defunct streamer of local broadcast TV, says he would have engaged with broadcasters and let them take most of the money.