“Dear Tim, Larry, Steve and Jeff,” Peter Kafka writes for AllThingsD, “Sorry to bother you during earnings season, but I wanted to lob in an idea from the cheap seats.”
“The TV Industrial Complex is really hard to displace, even for guys like you, with your technical chops, consumer connections and billions of dollars to throw around,” Kafka writes. “Which means that right now you’re either re-selling TV’s leftovers or floating proposals that would end up replicating the existing system.”
Kafka writes, “But I have a fix! Go buy yourself some football, and stream it over the Web. Specifically, write a check to the NFL for its ‘Sunday Ticket’ package, the (almost) all-you-can-eat subscription service for America’s most popular sport. Right now those rights belong to DirecTV. But the satellite TV company’s four-year deal expires at the end of the 2014 season. Which means you should be starting negotiations now.”
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