Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Future of TV May Not Be Worth It [Gizmodo]

Excerpt from a timely TV reality check; also see After hype, some digital devices flopped (Boston Globe) for some TV-related perspectives
"This is the part where we grumble and stomp our feet about the incalculable greed of Big Cable. If Apple could cut a deal with record labels, the logic goes, why not TV?. But the truth is, there's more than just obstinance at work here. The music industry was dying a slow death when Apple offered a life vest; Time Warner's Networks division alone, meanwhile, posted a $1.2 billion profit just last quarter. Cable companies and content owners aren't damsels in distress; they're dragons stockpiling gold."
The Future of TV May Not Be Worth It
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