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The way you watch television will never be the same again well that's what we're hearing from.
TV and media executives all across the country the industry is being shaking up on a daily basis by hype around the likes of apple TV and Netflix.
But a cover story in this week's -- at this don't believe the hype.
Regular TB is far from dead with a snap Jack potter and an heir apparent -- contact -- back -- the -- -- -- it.
Thanks going to be no it's it's not yet is that what you said.
It's not ever people are really excited by all the shiny new objects out there and they will make it a much cooler experience to get stuff over your TV your iPad your computer.
But you know the big guys are not going anywhere.
So Netflix says it has tonight or will have ninety million customers that's impressive break.
I don't quite believe that number that's -- nice estimate but there's only a 115.
Million households in the US 79% of those have broad band.
They'd have to get complete saturation to hit that number how does go up nice numbers are doing very well but I am pleased to be that -- -- if -- isn't the good news that there choices for consumers now.
On the one hand yes there are many choices they're cool ways to watch TV I was telling you before the show started I remember last -- the first time.
I would I watch TV on the -- the jets were losing out in wanna wait times they have on the TV but just in case they pulled out a miracle -- -- -- that I set it down the bedroom and did my -- it was great but you know what he was still Time Warner Cable delivering that -- it was still CBS serving up ads while I watched TV.
So yeah it's cool but it's really not that different than -- ever lost.
Hot because there are options now -- you don't watch the ads.
And it's not coming through cable and it's seal ran on your iPad and -- -- it whatever it is you wanna watch from you know the big networks.
Let's look at just his second about -- ten vs delivery a lot of lots of questions out there over how that's gonna change and what's more important.
Is -- ever going to be king again.
How well being in the content business I have to say actually -- tennis king ever do you really believe that as a that's -- -- how lot -- -- Bill Gates was the once or credit that idea back in the early ninety's that it looked like he was wrong for awhile.
Now it seems to be coming back into -- -- and even John Malone who really knows both sides this business.
Says if you create content that people really want you're at the top of the heap.
I mean -- simple way to think about it is.
Exxon and pipelines or oil tankers right you know that -- the pipelines are key the tankers are key to getting -- oil where it needs to be.
-- someone pulling up out of the ground.
No one would be anywhere.
-- -- -- -- -- -- You know isn't cable still important since most of us are using that as a delivery date all right well that is a crucial point you know Time Warner Cable Comcast these big companies -- blown up pipelines.
And right now that's how this stuff gets to you about 60%.
Of Americans get their broadband through these companies so even if you cut the cord -- you know what the cable comes as the.
If you're still hooked up to wreck but -- still get near your fix every day you aren't -- about CBS and Time Warner as -- -- seem to know.
Big did you know controversy between the two of them Time Warner is basically.
Turned them off for so many and that's what's gonna happen there.
I think good question I think it's interesting that both sides are dug in their heels so deeply.
And I questioned that strategy because they need each other very badly you know without the content that CBS that fox whoever -- puts out.
Time Warner Cable doesn't have much on the other hand CBS doesn't have fights they need Time -- to deliver so I'm I'm thinking someone's.
Gotta get that back at them both and a back room and no linked together and but they'll both declare victory and go home.
The usual PR nightmare exactly right -- but meanwhile prices are not going down for any of us that.
I now that's a part I don't like Jack thanks for coming on great to see interesting story in -- appreciate your time any time.
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