Verizon CEO Actually Recognizes That People Want To Cut The Cord

from the good-for-him dept

While many in the TV business were recently patting themselves on the back in pretending that TV had "beaten" the internet, and people weren't interested in dumping their expensive cable plans, at least some folks are recognizing where things are headed. Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, who has always been more of a straight shooter than some other execs in the industry, is admitting the obvious:
"Young people are pretty smart. They're not going to pay for something they don't need to."
Such a simple sentence, and yet one that so many people are in denial about.

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Sep 2010 @ 8:57am

    Re: Call me crazy..

    The time delay on Hulu is irrelevant if you're already talking about downloading shows. You can automate all the downloads too; I do, and it's awesome! Grabbing shows within an hour of their airing, including shows that I *couldn't even get* on a cable plan (read BBC and other shows that don't play in my country), is pretty cool. It's even cooler when I get an email letting me know a new show is ready for watching ;)

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