Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TV Distribution In The US Reaches New Maturity

Slowing new viewer figures from Verizon with 191,000 new subscribers, although impressive, shows that the early land grab by the new fibre telcos in the US is slowing down. Verizon and AT&T have forced the cablecos to get their act together and the fibrecos are slowly losing their technological usp - next they have to turn to service as a differentiator, but the likes of Comcast and Cablevision have now had time to come up with new strategies and technologies (even if they sometimes don't know what it's going to cost them).

The content guys out in Hollywood must be rubbing their hands with glee, and it could even be better news for the somewhat beleaguered channel operators.