Janko Roettgers, for NewTeeVee, on comments made by Dish Networks vice president Bruce Eisen:
The model of sites like Hulu that make catchup content available
immediately isn’t benefiting the industry, he said, adding that
broadcasters should instead reserve catchup episodes for
authenticated TV Everywhere services, and only make them available
freely after 30 days. “If people decide that they don’t have
to pay for pay TV, then one of the pillars (of the TV industry)
starts crumbling,” he said.
In short: in the face of popular new technology, he wants things to stay as they were before that technology existed. Good luck with that strategy, TV executives.
★ Thursday, 4 November 2010