Sony May Be a Surprise First Mover Upending Cable

Sony (NYSE: SNE  ) may not be the first thing you think of when streaming TV comes up, but a recent deal with Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA  ) may put the company front and center. The two companies have reportedly reached a deal to show channels like MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon before some other powerhouses make moves to stream cable networks. Find out what Fool contributor Travis Hoium thinks about this move and how it will affect Sony as well as powerhouses Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) . 

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  • Report this Comment On August 29, 2013, at 10:55 AM, fleece wrote:

    Sony has a horrible track record for innovation. I'm very skeptical about what's different this time.

  • Report this Comment On August 29, 2013, at 1:23 PM, sirchrisrichard wrote:

    One of the top funds manager, who is close to microsoft management, said 10 minutes ago that microsoft is going to buy out netflix for $320/share and appoint Reed Hastings as CEO at Microsoft.

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