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elazz said:
Machiavellian said:
elazz said:
Obviously the one with the best and most content and that is and will be Sony. The one needs a cable box and although Microsoft is receiving tv services via aps, the same is for Sony backed up with exclusive deals and their own huge library.

Why do you believe Sony will have the best and most content?  I am asking this question because people as yourself tend to believe this but I am not sure why.  Sony does not support at this time any cable TV apps.  Sony content is sold to the same cable companies and streaming services now.  Do people think Sony will stop doing this because that is huge revenue for the company.  At best, I can only see Sony matching content.


Sonypictures isn't just James Bond and Spider-man. They have a big amount of a lot of old and new critically acclaimed and succesful series. Combine this with their partnership with Viacom and there older plans of actually becoming a distributor trough the internet and you'll know that they have enough content to get even more content creators supporting there new medium. There service in a package with Netflix and you don't need cable anymore, you'll have instant on-demand and live television. 

Viacom + Sony + Netflix + potential other:

Paramount pictures, television (relaunch last year) and animation

Sony pictures (check their movies and shows in history and today like Breaking Bad, the Blacklist and dozens more)

UIP: joint venture of Viacom and Universal

MTV+Nickelodeon

Netflix: can be integrated in the service for extra discounted subscription

+ the potential others and you have one of the biggest networks available worldwide so it seems

 

Sony can defintely pull it off to start something new. 

Do you think Sony will stop selling those channels to cable providers.  Do you think Sony will stop providing their movies and shows to Netflix and Hulu. HBO or showtime.  In other words as a content provider yes they have a lot of stuff but also as a content provider they need to sell it.  Other content providers are looking to sell their content at the highest price they can to the biggest customer base.  They do not care if Sony provide their own content.  

I do not understand why people believe because Sony sell content, other content providers will sell their stuff to them cheaper.  That sort of reasoning does not make business sense.  Its not like the other content providers are going to start selling Sony their stuff cheaper or stop selling to cable, satellite and streaming services because Sony want to enter the market.  Sony is not going to get a discount because they are Sony.

The other cable companies already do On Demand and live TV, there is no advantage you are getting with Sony service.

This is why I do not understand a lot of people reasoning.  Everyone is out to make money so there is no advantage for Sony in this space.  Actually Sony is at a very big disadvantage because they do not have any subscribers.  Cable companies have contracts and subscribers for leverage and pull when negotiating price for content.  Sony does not have this leverage so they could potentially be paying a higher price.

Last but not least, MS had a deal with Viacom since 2007, here is the link 

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2007/dec07/12-19viacomcontentpr.aspx