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DirecTV among pay-TV distributors seeking over the top (OTT) rights

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

DirecTV among pay-TV distributors seeking over the top (OTT) rights
Some of the nation's biggest pay-TV distributors are seeking to secure so-called over-the-top, or OTT, rights from programmers, according to several industry executives.
The efforts, if successful, could ultimately clear the way for the demise of the set-top box -- which is how multichannel video program suppliers currently deliver content to customers -- in favor of Internet delivery of pay-TV packages.
DirecTV's wanting to land rights to offer an OTT package may coincide with its interest in Hulu, the online programming site that is for sale. If DirecTV were to acquire Hulu, it could in theory use it as a platform to offer its service to consumers who are unable or unwilling to get a satellite dish.

1 HR34-700, 1 C31-700, 1 HR24-500
Original install on April 20, 2008 - HR34 & C31 installed on August 24, 2013 - HR24 installed on July 23, 2010

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