MIT Technology Review: Will Internet TV Kill Cable?

MIT Technology Review: Will Internet TV Kill Cable?


Given my repeated questioning of the crazy recent competition for sports media rights deals, I wanted to pass along this blog post as a supporting argument. It’s a short piece and the whole thing is worth reading, but here’s the money shot:

History has taught us that at the moment at which the means of distribution are separated from the content they distribute, old monopolies break down, assumptions are thrown out the window, revenues tank, giant companies crash and burn and from their ashes are born entirely new ones.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.