Friday, January 16, 2015

DISH Network: Over-The-Top Service Adds Limited Value


Summary

  • DISH Network begins offering limited pay-TV services online.
  • The satellite TV operator has a first mover advantage, but the service doesn't appear to offer anything proprietary that couldn't be replicated or enhanced.
  • Content providers with the best content will benefit the most from these scaled-down online packages that feature only top channels such as ESPN and TNT.
DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) made the interesting announcement last week that it is joining the over-the-top revolution for pay-TV services. The company follows recent announcements by Time Warner's (NYSE:TWX) HBO and CBS (NYSE:CBS) to offer subscription services online to compete with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) due to the increasing amount of consumers that are cutting the cord.

Read the full article at Seeking Alpha.


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