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The race among Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Sony (SNE) and others to sell TV and films via the...

The race among Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Sony (SNE) and others to sell TV and films via the internet and smartphone may be "in pursuit of markets which may actually not exist at all," 24/7's Doug McIntyre says. "Most households find cable TV, satellite television and fiber-to-the-home telecom TV adequate to their viewing needs."
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  • MNTrader
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    Disagree, there has long been a desire by consumers to pick the content they want via an a la carte option, something that cable TV and satellite TV companies have refused to do. With the transition towards households receiving their media content that is primarily internet based, either rented or purchased, it is empowering the consumer to pick what they want and watch it when they want.
    1 Sep 2010, 03:44 PM Reply Like
  • blogsmog
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    Tell this to college kids. Why print this garbage SA?

     

    Hey Doug, do you remember wireline phones? Yeah, neither do my grandparents.
    1 Sep 2010, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • RK
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    Mr McIntyre is too narrow minded. Streaming content on demand and a la carte pricing will be attractive to many people. I count myself as one. Before the iphone appeared on the scene in 2007, most people when asked would probably answer that they would not need a computer in their pockets.
    1 Sep 2010, 04:50 PM Reply Like
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