Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Disney Vs. Google?

From The Street:

While most people are focusing on battles between technology companies or between entertainment companies, a more important skirmish is shaping up between Walt Disney, the leading entertainment company, and Google, the biggest Internet search firm. ...

[T]he big driver of [Diz Co.'s] revenue over the past several years has been ESPN. The company has a tight relationship with cable operators such as Comcast, with escalating rights fees allowing the cable operator to keep raising its prices. ... Just as the Department of Justice starts looking at how cable companies (like Comcast) may be hampering the online video sector, YouTube is talking up the idea of fees for “channels” — read cable channels — so consumers can buy what they want, rather than what their cable operator decides is “basic.” ...

Google has the technology to make the threat of unbundling real, and to make ISP’s political arguments against Web video crumble into dust. ...

Apparently it isn't all about cartoons, Marvel, and amusement parks. Who would have guessed?

2 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

This is about why television has eroded itself into nothing. That's all it is.

marklouis983 said...

Very Interesting Comparison. One is a Big Entertainer and other one is a Big Technology. I can say that Once a person tired with the technology then he/she go to Entertainment. But I like this post. mark louis

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