Local sports programming a big factor for video providers

Jim Barthold, FierceIPTVBeing able to deliver local sports programming is a hot commodity for anyone trying to build a successful video service business. However, as FierceIPTV editor Jim Barthold points out, new competitors like Google Fiber (Nasdaq: GOOG) face the challenge of MVPDs (multichannel video programming distributors) like Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), who are building up regional sports networks (RSNs) to control sports programming in their markets. Read more

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