Analyst: Virtual MVPD Biz Still ‘Broken’

Hulu Plus Live TV and YouTube TV now account for 10% of U.S. pay TV subscriptions, but LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield there’s no gold left in the traditional bundle.

Sling, PlayStation, Philo Talk Bundle’s Future

On day two of the Pay TV Show a panel of representatives from virtual MVPDs gathered to discuss the future of the TV service and channel bundles.

OTT Programmers Lobby To Be On vMVPDs

Creating and maintaining channel lineups for so-called skinny bundles, or virtual MVPDs, is proving to be a balancing act between quality content offerings and razor-thin profit margins. That dynamic played out on stage Thursday at the TV of Tomorrow Conference in New York, where Sling TV’s Andy LeCuyer participated in a panel alongside execs from OTT programmers seeking wider distribution and, in some cases, carriage fees.