Analysis: Apps for mobile viewing challenge cable operators, TV networks


  • TECH Premium
  • Monday, 06 Jan 2014

BATTLE BREWING: US cable and satellite television operators, already locking horns with programmers over subscriber fees, are now squaring off over the mobile apps that viewers are increasingly using to watch TV. — ©AFP/Relaxnews 2014

US cable and satellite television operators, already locking horns with programmers over subscriber fees, are now squaring off over the mobile apps that viewers are increasingly using to watch TV. 

Internet-based services such as Netflix Inc have gotten millions of viewers accustomed to catching shows on tablets and phones. And as the incumbents are getting in on the act with apps of their own, that has become a sticking point dragging out major programming negotiations, as in the case of Dish Network Corp and Walt Disney Co, which are trying to reach a new rights agreement. 

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Tech News

Meme stock hangover: a year after GameStop, traders face gloomier markets Premium
Warren Buffett overtakes Mark Zuckerberg as tech fortunes slide Premium
WhatsApp gets EU ultimatum after new terms spark backlash Premium
Online retailer Farfetch enters beauty sector with Violet Grey purchase Premium
Toyota remains world's biggest car seller, widens lead on VW Premium
AirAsia changes name to Capital A as it grows beyond an airline Premium
Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams Premium
Google to invest up to $1 billion in India's Bharti Airtel Premium
US says national water supply 'absolutely' vulnerable to hackers Premium
SG cops probe 259 alleged scammers, money mules over cases with losses worth more than S$5.9mil Premium

Others Also Read


Vouchers