free market Why isn't Verizon petitioning the FCC to overturn the terrestrial transmission loophole (aslong as it never touches a bird, no right of access to the signal)? Verizon doesn't want its own medicine?
Someone not like the free market? (CV maintaining programming content exclusivity)
Why doesn't Verizon just buy Cablevision? Its market cap is $5.39 billion, $10 billion should easily cover it.
The terrestrial loophole argument doesn't hold water - Cablevision lets Time Warner carry MSG HD. Cablevision won't even approach the table to discuss the carriage with Verizon, so it isn't a question of $$$..
This is a pure example of a monopoly refusing to allow the competition access. TW doesn't compete with Cablevision, but VZ certainly does.
Like verizon isnt doing this with the third party dsl companies?
reply to patcat88
Verizon has a massive debtload, I doubt their shareholders would be too pleased with another major purchase at this point. (And the Dolans would likely demand a huge premium)
reply to nycdave
The loop hole does cover CV and TWC as they can send the signal using fiber right to the other's headend and still by-passes the birds.
and like Majortom said, VZ does the same thing with 3rd party ISPs.