Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cable Providers Move to Counter Apple’s TV Venture - Digits - WSJ

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“If Disney and CBS believe this is the model to embrace, it’s worth pondering whether they’ll embrace that for all distributors,” said Melinda Witmer, Time Warner Cable’s chief programming officer.

The Time Warner Cable comments underscore how much Apple’s possible subscription service threatens to fray the television ecosystem. TV companies make money by selling bundles of channels to Time Warner Cable, Comcast Corp., DirecTV Group Inc. and other distributors through which roughly nine out of ten American households watch TV.

Cable Providers Move to Counter Apple’s TV Venture - Digits - WSJ

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