Track B: How Fat Is The Skinny Bundle Market For Live Linear Services?
At least five nationwide services -- consisting of DirecTV Now, Sling TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue and Hulu Live -- now offer some kind of OTT video skinny bundles to consumers. Plus, at least three other major providers including Comcast, Charter and CenturyLink, offer these bundles within their footprints across the U.S., with more offerings possibly on the way. How many of these vMVPD services can enter the market before it gets saturated? And, with the profit margin slim to none on these services, how long can they survive in their current state? Our panel of experts will explore these issues and unwarp the economics of skinny bundles.
- Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
- Shay David, Co-founder, President & General Manager, Media & Telecom, Kaltura
- Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates
- Jeff Schultz, Chief Business Officer, PlutoTV