TV is changing all around us. Just last week, ESPN, a pillar of cable subscription bundles, launched its own streaming service, ESPN Plus. It’s just part of how streaming and other tech trends are changing the way we watch television. Old-fashioned cable subscriptions meanwhile seem like something out of "Land of the Lost." Given all that, it’s easy to forget that just a few years ago, the big disruptor in the TV industry was cable. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Amanda Lotz about her new book, "We Now Disrupt This Broadcast," on the role of cable and the internet in transforming the way we’re entertained.
Amanda Lotz: Much of the rest of the world, rather than becoming multichannel by cable, many countries became multichannel by satellite. And it really gives American cable providers this huge advantage, that was largely misunderstood until quite late, as really these robust providers that could easily shift from providing video service to becoming the internet backbone, really, for most American homes.