In today's The Hollywood Reporter we have the analysis headlined The Ticking Time Bomb That Could Blow Up Hollywood’s Streaming Era which considers the fact that we've gone from having cable companies like Comcast generally defined by geographic service areas offering content created and owned by the likes of Disney/ABC or CBS for which they contract to now having "platforms" (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, etc.) with "apps" created by the likes of Disney and CBS offering content created and owned by the likes of Disney/ABC or CBS delivered over the internet through internet providers (Comcast, AT&T, etc.). The article notes: There's been nary a discussion about what happens when a contract expires in the streaming world and an app disappears from a platform. In the old TV days, blackouts might occur. What's the equivalent to that in the streaming world — and who will oversee complaints of discrimination? For now, streaming is in its Wild West, laissez-faire days, with an industry grappling to figure out who stands where. As for consumers, the options are plentiful even if the experience promises to be a bit rough. "This leads to a frustrating situation for viewers when they have all these disjointed apps that work and look differently that they have to switch between to find something to watch," says John Bergmayer, legal director at Washington nonprofit Public Knowledge. "It's annoying in the same way that having multiple inboxes is annoying — just more stuff to keep track of and to check. The solution is pretty straightforward technologically, but the business models of both the platforms and the streaming services stand in the way." "Streaming is in its Wild West, laissez-faire days" reinforces my concern expressed in Streaming - What exactly do the media giants have in mind? "All I can think is that at some point this is going to cost me money in order to watch some show I want to watch...." Now the corporations have different unregulated ways to approach increasing my costs.