The Coming Content Consolidation Arms Race

NYTimes' Dealbook had a great piece on the other reason why the Comcast Time Warner Cable deal is bad news. Content.

As a result, cable network groups may decide to fight scale with scale.

“Could you see transactions like Disney buying Discovery?” said Richard Greenfield, an analyst with BTIG. “Sure.”

Such a deal would bring Discovery’s suite of cable networks together with the ABC broadcast network, as well as ESPN, the sports network that charges cable operators the most money per household for the right to carry its signal.

Maybe the world would be a better place with fewer terrible cable channels. Each one filled with the worst sort of fake reality crap.