Well, I promised you takes on AMC Theaters and Comcast’s big new deal to launch feature films on “Premium Video on Demand” 17 days after release, and it’s finally up at Decider. What does that mean for theaters? Studios? And Streamer?
I explain in my latest along with some explanation for why this deal got completed.
I finally cracked why Comcast is doing all the things it does. I explain it over at Decider, but quickly:
- They can’t buy any more cable companies, so they money needs to go somewhere.
- If you become a tech company, you can get a higher valuation.
- Also, Brian Roberts loves buying things.
So how does this relate to fighting theaters? Because tech titans hate the whole idea of “windowing” and sharing profits with others. Comcast is just the latest to get in the game.
So head to Decider and check it out.