Attendees at Ooyala’s recent Asia Pacific & Japan Partner Summit in Singapore cited security, monetization, content rights and acquisition of content as critical challenges the industry will face in coming years.
HBO Now, the over-the-top service set to launch next month, might also include content from other Time Warner-owned properties including Turner’s TBS and TNT, according to a published report.
Bloomberg, quoting unnamed sources with knowledge of the plans, could also choose to include more alternative programming like Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.
A spokesman told Bloomberg that no plans currently include any other content besides HBO.
Turn out the lights, the party’s over in Canada. Regulators in the Great White North are mandating that pay-TV operators offer a la carte programming to the hoi polloi. The big question? How much will it cost consumers to buy the programming they actually want to see?