Thursday, June 04, 2015

Apple and Showtime, and others, try to shortcircuit big telecomm cable providers

Yahoo! and Apple are trying to develop streaming opportunities for cable “cord cutters”, as reported in the New York Times (link) and Washington Post (Cecilia Kang) story 

Yahoo! will stream an NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars next fall.  Apple will offer a standalone Showtime service, and a slightly more expensive one with HBO.

Mainstream cable companies are still locked into bloated business models.  Yet why can’t Xfinity offer everything, like Epix, which sponsors some innovative indie film?  (May 10)