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Cable TV execs start pushing for nationwide duopoly

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#1 +V-Tech


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:33



If there’s one industry that needs less competition, it’s clearly the cable industry. The Wall Street Journal reports that Liberty Media CEO John Malone and Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge are now preaching “the gospel of consolidation” to their fellow cable executives as they push for the cable industry to become an outright duopoly. Rutledge tells the Journal that he sees the cable industry eventually boiling down to “two major players” that will most likely be Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The Journal reports that Rutledge sees further consolidation as important to the cable industry because it “would help cable companies control costs, giving them more leverage over media companies that supply TV programming, and would put them on stronger footing to invest in new technologies.”




#2 thomastmc


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:24

Cable TV is dying...


The future of film and television is internet TV, with a Hulu/Xbox Music like format and live "channel" streams.


The real service cable companies provide now are as ISPs, and there's certainly some good competition for them in that area, with much more to come.

#3 Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:29

That's great, but why are you using a Sky+ TV remote in an article about Cable?

(wow, I just had deja vú)

#4 Arpit


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:32

stooping down to canadian telecom levels, i see...