Broadcast television in an IP world
Matthew.Black at csulb.edu
Mon Nov 20 15:11:18 UTC 2017
Right now only 25% of cable subscribers watch sports channels like ESPN. But 100% pay up to $20 a month for ESPN et al. in their monthly subscription fees. HBO and Showtime subscribers pay for those premium services. It is well past time for sports enthusiasts to pay for their very expensive content in a sports premium package.
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Luke Guillory
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 3:02 PM
To: Jean-Francois Mezei; nanog at nanog.org
Subject: RE: Broadcast television in an IP world
This use to be the case.
While it might lower OPX that surely won't result in lower retrans, will just be more profit for them.
We're down as well on video subs, this is 99% due to rising prices.
This is where it's heading for sure, in the end it will cost more as well since each will be charging more than the per sub rates we're getting charge. They'll have to in order to keep revenue the same.
When ESPN offers an OTT product I have no doubt it will be near the $20 per month, for 5 channels or so?
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