Disney’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to the Future of TV

Today, Dish announced Sling TV, a new web tv service (read: no cable contract required) that’ll cost you $20 a month to watch a handful of networks you don’t care about and one, ESPN, that you do.But Dish isn’t the story here. The story is Disney, the company that owns ESPN and is shaping the future of c o n t e n t in a way that’s more accessible, and more human-friendly, than we ever could have hoped for.The problem with cutting the cord has always been that you’re also cutting yourself off from the shows you really want. A disappointing number of popular networks are owned by the cable companies themselves, and more profitably sold when bundled with the less popular channels that pollute your cable lineup today.There’s just too much money in making your life more expensive—and less convenient.That seemed to hold true for ESPN, too, which commands a substantial tithe—as much as $6 per month per user, per Recode—for Disney from the cable companies. From a profitability standpoint, the system wasn’t broken, so why try to fix it?And yet! By setting ESPN free, that’s exactly what Disney has done. It’s used its considerable mouse clout to shake off entrenched interests and get its content to its fans wherever they might be. It’s no sacrifice; it’s a long game. If you can see the world changing around you, you might as well do what you can to shape it in your interests. And Disney’s interests, in this case, are your eyeballs.

via Disney’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to the Future of TV.


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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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