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)

"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.

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."
Verizon Fios TV Package Offers Mix and Match Bundles | Re/code
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