In response, a few cable and satellite companies that already carry HBO and ESPN are refusing to authenticate mobile or set-top boxes for streaming. According to the publication, Charter Communications doesn’t authenticate HBO Go for Apple TV, while Dish won’t authenticate ESPN. Other providers like Comcast have similar restrictions for Roku.
One person with knowledge of the situation said, “Affiliates are always initially hesitant about things connected to the TV. They were nervous.”
Placing restrictions on your customers, not meeting their needs, making enemies of them always works so well…
Guys, I’ve got news for the likes of you cable companies, there is a revolution coming — indeed it is already here. Now, you can either get on board, grow, evolve, and profit from it, or you can become obsolete and eventually go out of business. It’s your choice but I know which one I would choose.