Content kings control the future of IPTV
Aug 23 2010
This comes as no surprise to me, but I think there are still a lot of people who aren't aware of the backers of these TV streaming websites. I don't think this matters to most people, but moreso being able to obtain their shows in any matter or time that is really important.
Ultimately, it's the movie studios, TV broadcasters, and cable channels that control what content is shown where and for how much. Without content, IPTV services are worthless--just ask the backers of Hulu competitor Joost, an Internet TV venture started by the Skype founders that tried to make a go of it with niche programming. While the industry seems to recognize the opportunities of Internet streaming in a digital age, its is also cautiously resisting upending its current business models.