Video market place evolves


Not a day goes by without an announcement of yet another start up in the internet video space. This week it is Sync TV, a spin off from consumer electronics company Pioneer, which is launching a beta download service. What makes it interesting is that with all the regulatory noise about bundled programming, users of Sync TV can subscribe a la carte for a variety of programs they want to watch. Each channel will run about $2 each per month, and currently there are four subscription channels available. Showtime is the foundation tenant and there is promise of more. The launch underlines the two universes that now exist--the heavily regulated telecoms and broadcasting sectors and the almost entirely unregulated internet channel. Guess where most of the innovation is? -Tom

Suggested Articles

NCTC and Imagine Communications are working together on ad tech for broadcasters, content owners, MVPDs and virtual MVPDs.

Thanks to some recent data drops from Google and Disney, the scope of the virtual MVPD market in the U.S. is coming into sharper focus.

Sinclair’s new regional sports network with exclusive TV access to the Chicago Cubs has slid into a distribution deal with Hulu + Live TV.