When it comes to TV Everywhere, Dan York, president of content for AT&T (NYSE: T) sounds very much like any other cable guy who wants to be sure that his investment in programming and content isn't tossed wholesale into a free market situation.
"The concept of authentication, TV Everywhere as it's called, that is a principle that if the industry can execute it, the right customer experience, that should find the right balance where as part of your pay TV subscription you'd get increased access to all of your content or much or our content across the other platforms," he said during a pointed Q&A with SFGate.
He also sounded like a cable guy when he linked anywhere-everywhere access with AT&T U-Verse: if you have the service you get the content and the features.
"It's control, it's access, it's looking at your program guide, it's controlling your DVR, it's setting parental controls, it's that seamless functionality which will increasingly include the ability to watch your content on these other devices," he said.
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