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Sep 15, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“When DirecTV or DISH offers all major broadcast stations as local-into-local, there will be no real reason to keep cable service unless the consumer wishes broadcast network HDTV from a source other than over the air. I predict that basic standard-definition service from most MSOs will drop in price, while premium services will become much more expensive.”
Paul Heine, corporate research director, Sunbelt Communications Co., KVBC-TV, Las Vegas
“Hollywood movies on Starz! look great on both the DBS and digital cable platforms. Viewers care most about the content, so we focus our efforts at acquiring the best movies on pay television.”
John Beyler, senior VP, technology operations, Starz Encore Group