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Net-Based TV Just a Little Closer

March 04, 2009

Will the Internet destroy cable television? The question, which would have seemed absurd only a couple of years ago, is suddenly being taken very seriously, especially by the cable companies. The barrier to Internet-based television once seemed to be mainly technological. Increasingly, it is just a matter of working out some business issues.

Cable TV will be around for a long time, as will satellite and cable-like services from Verizon Communications (VZ) and AT&T (T). But all of them will soon start to feel competitive pressure from the Net. Read more.