Broadcast television in an IP world

Luke Guillory lguillory at
Mon Nov 20 16:09:40 UTC 2017

ESPN's programing fees aren't anywhere near $20 a month, they're not even $10 a month. HBO on the other hand is pretty much what the end user pays in terms of programing cost. 

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From: Matthew Black [mailto:Matthew.Black at] 
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 9:11 AM
To: Luke Guillory; nanog at
Subject: RE: Broadcast television in an IP world

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.

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From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Luke Guillory
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 3:02 PM
To: Jean-Francois Mezei; nanog at
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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