We’ve been discussing the Death of Cable in a number of 2012 posts. Henry Blodgett is a bit more dire than I would be. He doesn’t acknowledge the power of syndicated sports and the delivery vehicles for these events.
Time was, many years ago, that to see a heavyweight boxing match you had to go to an arena (or athletic club) nearby to watch a clunky black and white projection TV system. Those days are obviously gone. But the principal persists. The event is real-time and Tivo and DVR notwithstanding, the draw of viewers – stimulated by legal and illegal betting – is immediate, not like the markets that have been built by Netflix and Hulu or by YouTube.
Thanks to Henry Blodgett and Business Insider