"What’s more interesting is that Verizon has been able to convince some programmers to let them carve up their bundles, which have been the foundation of their business models for years. Disney, for instance, usually insists that pay TV providers that sell ESPN also sell channels like the Disney Channel; Verizon’s deal lets subscribers get one without the other.Verizon Fios TV Package Offers Mix and Match Bundles | Re/code
That newfound flexibility is yet another sign — HBO Now’s launch this month was a big, blinking billboard of its own — that the TV Industrial Complex doesn’t think it’s nearly as powerful as it was just a couple of years ago. That sound you hear is Reed Hastings rubbing his hands together."
Friday, April 17, 2015
Verizon Fios TV Package Offers Mix and Match Bundles | Re/code
Tangentially, see Netflix Doesn’t Want to Kill HBO. It Wants to Kill TV (Re/code)