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kq4ym
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10/31/2015 | 9:46:29 AM
Re: TV networks going UTC
The skinny bundles are cerrtainly becoming a more frequent choice for consumers. The idea will attract a certain segment of course, adding to the subscriber roles for those companies looking for new ways to get new customers. And Roku, as the larger provider of independent TV boxes along with HBO is seeking new cooperative marketing plans, so the fit seems right for the time.
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10/30/2015 | 12:45:15 PM
Re: TV networks going UTC
I agree with you Mike, we have way better things to do rather than sit & watch TV. Anyway the product seems to be great tho.

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MikeP688
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10/27/2015 | 12:04:05 PM
Re: TV networks going UTC
I would also add one more point:  we have a lot better things to do with our time than watch television.    It is good that they are "seeing the light".  The question, though, is whether they are moving fast enough or not.     As for the "ROKU", it is a smart move because I have tested it and it is quite a vibrant device.   
jabailo
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10/26/2015 | 10:21:35 PM
Re: TV networks going UTC
Do you have channels for books (paper ones)?

With the Internet TV shows are now books.

You can produce a show, put it on the shelf (cloud) and see who want to buy (watch) it.

There aren't really channels because a channel is a section of bandwidth that restricts the content to being synchronous and broadcast.

There probably will continue to be hot production companies, the way Orion dominated quality movies in the 1980s.    But they will have streaks, and then losses.


If you follow this down to its nth degree, the only real value in the process is Authorship as Portals lose their grip on the marketplace.

 
danielcawrey
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10/26/2015 | 8:55:55 PM
Re: TV networks going UTC
I'm a big fan of this concept. Who would have thought in a future world consisting of 500 channels would many of us actually want less channels rather than more? I am one of those people, and I know there are many others that feel this way. 

Finally, the cable companies are coming to terms with this. 
jabailo
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10/24/2015 | 2:42:00 PM
TV networks going UTC
Under the Cable that is....the big TV networks now all have their own direct viewing Android apps some of them with Chromecast support.   I watched most of NBC's Adquarius streaming it from their App...and recently some episodes of 48 Hours using CBS app.

It's going to be hard to count regular TV networks as part of a bundle when you can get their programming for free, at least for now.  And why wouldn't they  make it free?

You know, after enjoying The Shield on Crackle.com's app, where they have the episodes with a few commercial breaks, I'm not so sure that the old way of short segments of TV with little breaks is all that bad.  Certainly you don't want that for a full movie, but for some types of TV like a sitcom, which is done scene by scene anyway...why not?

It would get grating on a series like The Walking Dead however, since AMC already sells itself for 50 cents a month, being able to continue viewing this quality of show on a stream like Netflix that costs under $10 seems completely plausible.

 


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