Last week, Verizon
But some people think I'm barking up the wrong tree. For example, AT&T
Satellite TV infrastructure veteran EchoStar
EchoStar has owned Sling Media for more than three years, which is a direct play on Internet-enhanced TV viewing. Thanks to the companies' near-Siamese connection, DISH Network
And we've only just scratched the surface of the digital media trend.
It may feel like Netflix
I give Hollywood and Madison Avenue about five years to adjust to the new reality of digital media. By 2020, broadcasting as we know it today will be mostly dead and replaced by a robust, consumer-friendly array of Internet-based solutions. Some sections of the media industry will succumb to the changes faster than others, but there's no stopping it now. It's what consumers want, whether they know it today, and the customer is always right.
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