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Apple negotiations with content providers not going well.

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by bobukcat1367066126, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. bobukcat1367066126

    bobukcat1367066126 New Member

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    According to the NY Post's sources Apple is trying to throw it's weight around and wants full control on pricing, content and delivery.

    I have mixed feelings on this topic - one one hand I would be SHOCKED if Apple managed to exert this level of control over the content providers and the distributors (Cable companies who also own a good chunk of content) who are effectively competing against them. Then you have the Netflix and Hulu's of the world who already have a at least semi-successful streaming model with contracts signed more on the content providers terms than Apple seems to be willing to accept. On the other hand, if Apple could some how break the long-standing log jam and pave the way for a successful ala carte offering that other distributors could then leverage that benefits consumers it would be a huge victory for all of us who are currently at their mercy if we want ANY of their content.


     
  2. dualsub20061367066128

    dualsub20061367066128 New Member

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    Pay TV doesn't want Apple to do to them what they did to record labels. The real cash cow for content owners are cable and satellite companies. You won't see pay tv do anything that can be used against them in carriage negations with cable or satellite.
     

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