Powell in PA—Programming Costs, Net Neutrality & Cable’s Need to Get Flashy

As Michael Powell settles in to his 2nd year on the job as pres/CEO of NCTA (Thurs is his anniversary), the war over rising programming costs shows no signs of slowing with Cablevision’s antitrust suit against Viacom the latest high-profile volley. But calling it a programmer vs operator conflict is simplistic, Powell told the crowd gather in Harrisburg Wed for the Broadband Cable Assoc of PA’s 25th annual Cable Academy. Here’s Powell on the pros and cons of high programming costs, as well as his thoughts on net neutrality and Aereo.
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