Find the latest episode of "This Is Uncomfortable" here. Listen
Mar 6, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HTML EMBED:
COPY

You wouldn’t think it would be that hard for a cable provider to just put cable TV content online. Big companies like Netflix and Amazon and Hulu have made large scale video streaming work just fine.  And it’s true, the technology isn’t all that tricky -- but what is tricky is the legal and financial wrangling. A few years ago, faced with the looming presence of Netflix and other video streamers, two cable giants, Comcast and Time Warner, hatched a plan to keep customers from cutting the cable.

Segments From this episode

The TV Everywhere initiative isn’t getting anywhere

Mar 5, 2012
It seems cable TV and the Internet just can’t be friends, thanks to all the legal and financial complications.

You wouldn’t think it would be that hard for a cable provider to just put cable TV content online. Big companies like Netflix and Amazon and Hulu have made large scale video streaming work just fine.  And it’s true, the technology isn’t all that tricky — but what is tricky is the legal and financial wrangling. A few years ago, faced with the looming presence of Netflix and other video streamers, two cable giants, Comcast and Time Warner, hatched a plan to keep customers from cutting the cable.

The future of this podcast starts with you.

Every day, Molly Wood and the “Tech” team demystify the digital economy with stories that explore more than just “Big Tech.” We’re committed to covering topics that matter to you and the world around us, diving deep into how technology intersects with climate change, inequity, and disinformation.

As part of a nonprofit newsroom, we’re counting on listeners like you to keep this public service paywall-free and available to all.

Support “Marketplace Tech” in any amount today and become a partner in our mission.