Podcast—PlayStation Vue's Benefield says vMVPD competition has helped more than hurt

Playstation Vue
Sony PlayStation Vue chief Dwayne Benefield said the median age for customers of his virtual MVPD service is in the 30s. (Sony)

DENVER—Our assumption about the suddenly crowded virtual MVPD market is that it's due for a shakeout. 

But speaking on a panel last month at our Pay TV Show, Sony PlayStation Vue chief Dwayne Benefield said the flood of market entries that's occurred since his service launched in 2015 has only served to increase consumer awareness of the category. 

Using the link below, you can hear Benefield's comments, as well as those from our other vMVPD Roundtable panelists: Jean-David Blanc, CEO of Molotov; Tim Connolly, former head of distribution and partnerships at Hulu; Andrew McCollum, CEO of Philo; and Jeff Shultz, chief business officer of Pluto TV. The event was moderated by Cheddar CEO Jon Steinberg. 


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Here's the podcast. (Note that you can hear more podcasts like this one by subscribing to FierceCable Radio on Stitcher and iTunes.)


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