Tuesday, 26 September 2017

If content is king, then US telcos are engaged in a game of thrones

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 08 April 16

Verizon buys a chunk of AwesomenessTV and is then linked with Yahoo, while T-Mobile bolsters Binge On.

I have never watched Game of Thrones. Nor have I read any of the books. There, I said it. I realise, based on the number of adverts and references to it in other shows, and the frequency with which it crops up in conversation with people who do watch it, that I am probably in the minority. What I have gathered from these secondary sources is that Game of Thrones centres on a big power struggle that is chock full of gratuitous sex and violence. All of which makes it sound like most other long-running, big-budget TV shows, only this one has more dragons and magic in it. But what do I know? I haven't seen it. Perhaps I don't need to; after all, I spend my days trying to keep up with the ongoing power struggle in the telecoms industry over who owns the customer…

I have never watched Game of Thrones. Nor have I read any of the books. There, I said it. I realise, based on the number of adverts and references to it in other shows, and the frequency with which it crops up in conversation with people who do watch it, that I am probably in the minority. What I have gathered from these secondary sources is that Game of Thrones centres on a big power struggle that is chock full of gratuitous sex and violence. All of which makes it sound like most other long-running, big-budget TV shows, only this one has more dragons and magic in it. But what do I know? I haven't seen it. Perhaps I don't need to; after all, I spend my days trying to keep up with the ongoing power struggle in the telecoms industry over who owns the customer…

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