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Game recent study of the most highly compensated CEOs turned out to show that among the very top or media moguls -- big cable TV businesses.
-- D'Amato Viacom up Robert Iger of Disney David -- -- the discovery communications.
The cattle business has never been bigger perhaps more concerned that the landscape is changing with many of you no longer watching TV on TVA's.
That's what makes this year's national cable show in DC more interesting than ever and -- -- and a is there last.
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Springsteen wrote a song back in 1997 you may know what it was called 57 channels and nothing's on -- here at the 2013 national cable show.
Really the title of the song could be a thousand channels with the HD -- of course.
And a lot of good quality programming -- here at this cable show.
It's where all the media bigwigs are trying to crash onto the scene.
With their content they bring the stars in fact we just have the five here at Fox News and here's the Fox Business area.
The -- -- people.
They were all over the place he had Abby Lee Miller of dance moms so they bring in these cable stars.
The same watch us well of course at the same time there are a lot of little grabbing hands coming up from behind from Amazon Netflix -- too.
This coming up with brand new programming and here's the show we just want to show you for example you've got the big -- Sears discovery.
Everybody's talking about terrorists Eric of course is cable equipment but Motorola mobility as well and then if you really want to know what the buzz -- I want to take you over here -- Al-Jazeera.
Of America Al-Jazeera I'm just telling you.
A lot of people are very interested in what Al-Jazeera America is trying to launch this summer so with all these ideas.
And it all rests on the shoulders of Michael Powell he is the president and CEO of the national cable show in CPA.
And here's what he has to say about the future of a big cable media.
So we like to say is -- the platform of possibilities what does that mean.
As a broadband provider and the world's leading media provider what's really exciting is what does it mean when those platforms go together.
What we're trying to showcase his -- in powering all the innovations that are driving the global Internet economy.
Well there's a difference between -- model.
And there's a difference between pare -- capital has more work to do is that the cable operators -- -- the contact.
Providers yup well like to think about it it's both because they are in a -- because -- They both are very dependent on each other's success.
A model that works for the production at very high quality content.
And it's a model that distributes that officially for consumers.
And as the technology changes on the platform side I think the creative changes as well -- -- reasons we think we're seeing a golden age of television.
Because some of these changes that make that possible.
You recently testified.
-- congress and you told a senate committee specifically.
Is actually delivering video and distributing video perhaps -- -- more efficient way.
Then the old school cable -- so what you really mean by that number one number two.
And how quickly do cable operators need to start working to get there faster.
I think in my testimony will be pointed out -- that Netflix actually if you think about -- TV subscribers.
Is the largest driver in the United States more than Comcast.
They have closer to 3334.
Million subscribers Comcast is around one.
The point is there is new innovation and competition that's coming from nontraditional places.
Try to get policy makers understand its -- dimensional world there's competition and access coming from all over the place what it also says that competition is healthy.
And I think it's driving -- to build boxes and platforms that are more -- if you will so we'll Netflix interface Netflix an event.
-- companies like Comcast debuted a platform today -- cloud based.
Got the look and feel that -- by the boys he's that kind of -- they're now coming in -- days we'll really excited about.
-- you guys just want to -- -- it's already it's all about the -- John McCain the senator from Arizona has very interested in the television.
-- freedom act where he wants to push work on bundling so that people really only pay for the channels they want to see.
As a consumer -- some of the people watching a short field and why are -- pain.
For -- broadening spike TV -- let me let me be fair bounces they have facts if they don't wanna watch that.
When they really just want ESPN.
And perhaps fox.
Yeah I mean I think one of the challenges in the industry we are looking for ways for consumers have more choices and more useful packaging -- something wrong about.
The Lebanese -- shoot down has had a dream about that one of the reasons it's challenging is you don't really want to channel you want two or three shows up on that channel.
You love is very different than what I love and so what here's here's serving multiple millions of subscribers right I might -- Tampa -- -- different than your ten.
And -- tenor different than another that had a ten perhaps and other -- that you -- that you don't like John McCain's plan.
About -- we're still looking at an -- I think we've always taken that issue that sometimes ala cart at the retail level wouldn't be as beneficial to consumers as it sounds.
Intuitively I need to get you on the big news about sprint Softbank Softbank has sweetened its deal for sprint this came last night now the question becomes.
How does this eventually morph into it I'd love your opinion on it because the money is a big issue but also -- is still very much in the game.
Yeah I would just I don't follow it -- -- -- sprint is still phenomenal last night it is a network in a world that needs broadband networks.
And so I think the beating you -- is reflective.
Of both companies but Softbank.
And Charlie -- and seeing the potential of having access to platform.
And AM Michael Powell says when it comes to contents and when it comes to the delivery of that content.
He wants his kids happy what does that tell you that you pulled down low and -- whose graphic -- coming up in the next hour.
We're -- discovery communications they have of course phone.
Didn't help discovery en Espanol -- Science Channel and of course TLC there are also launching a 380 channel.
We've got -- -- -- -- the president and CEO of discovery communications -- NBC the most valuable channel.
And yes you guys we will definitely get to the mermaid documentary all that much more.
Coming up in the next hour -- live from the hit show here in DC.
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