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ESPN exec is willing to talk to Google, Sony, Intel about IPTV -- if they'll take bundles

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Athlon646464, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    But...

    Did they lose money OR did they "lose" money?

    Pro teams that claim to "lose" money often make money but only "lose" it due to creative accounting. I mean, IF they truly were losing money, then they absolutely could not afford to keep paying everyone's high salaries. Since nobody's paychecks are bouncing, I have to think they are only "losing" money on paper.
     
  2. satexplorer

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    I wouldn't pay ESPN if they do that. If Congress can act on the a-la-carte proposal. How about launching SportsCenter On-Demand.
     
  3. JoeTheDragon

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    and then the cable ISP will just jack up the price of HSI or do say $10+ per 50gb block.
     
  4. JoeTheDragon

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    Somehow nobody considers cost-of-delivery in their cable/satellite bills I think all of the high outlet fees / box rent fess can cover that.
     
  5. sigma1914

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    Exactly.

    As a writer said, "The Lions might have a different view of their bottom line, but from the outside, their spending appears quite competitive and hardly protective of tight finances."
     
  6. Athlon646464

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    Oh well, I guess what we have today will be this way forever..........
     
  7. jdskycaster

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    I am banking on the reality of increased access, but getting it for a lower cost? Not holding my breath on that one.
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    Exactly. I'm sure we will see more tv-on-internet in the future... and the quality will probably go up (quality of content and quality of delivery)... so we will have increased options of how and when/where to watch TV... but I don't think the prices will go lower unless and until people in general sour on TV-watching. I don't see that trend happening, though.
     
  9. Gloria_Chavez

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    ESPN has an EBITDA margin of 38%. Other programmers have content margins in excess of 45%. DirecTv has cash flow margins of 28%.

    Clearly, the monthly PayTv bill can decrease, and all the parties can continue to make money. Not as much as they have been making, but a substantial amount.
     
  10. Gloria_Chavez

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    Today, more people listen to more music than ever before. Yet, the global market for music is 50% smaller than its 2001 peak.

    More people worldwide read the New York Times today than ever before. Yet, twelve years ago, the New York Times had an EBIT margin of 25%. Today, it's margin is about 3%, and only after letting go of many good reporters.
     
  11. sigma1914

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    You constantly bring up music when it's not the same as TV.
     
  12. jdskycaster

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    Again, not holding my breath that at the annual meeting of shareholders the topic is - "Our margins are just too high, let's consider a vote to lower them."
     
  13. Stewart Vernon

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    Please... call me when that meeting happens!

    :)
     

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