So in summation, here’s what’s happening.
– Dish is mad at streaming TV sites but not at antennas.
– FOX broadcasts free, ad-supported content over the air, but wants $150 million from Cablevision to run the same ad-supported content through underground cables.
– You can watch ad-supported streaming TV in a web browser if you view it through a computer monitor. You may not watch it in a web browser when viewed on a TV set. Replacing your TV set with a big computer monitor will cause the universe to collapse in upon itself.
– Money is made in the following ways:
– Content creators sell national ad spots.
– Content creators charge TV service providers to rebroadcast programming.
– TV service providers sell local ad spots.
– TV service providers charge monthly access fees to subscribers.
– Content creators sell different ads inside their online streaming content.
– Hulu (owned by content creators) charges $10 per month for access to a back-catalog of streaming content with ads in it.
– Content creators charge Google for making a computer that connects to a TV.
Clearly, we consumers are the winners in all this.
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