Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

3/18/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Company wants to pay providers for the amount of people who watch their shows

It's a simple plan, one that surprisingly was not thought of before previously. Verizon says they want to pay providers not by the subscribers they can reach, but by the number of people who actually watch their shows.

According to a new report, Verizon, which operates Fios TV, is currently in talks with several 'mid-tier and smaller' television companies to pay them -- not for the number of subscribers their channels can reach, but by the number of people who actually watch their shows.

According to a new report, Verizon, which operates Fios TV, is currently in talks with several "mid-tier and smaller" television companies to pay them -- not for the number of subscribers their channels can reach, but by the number of people who actually watch their shows.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/18/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in TV

Keywords: Verizon, cable TV, pays per view, Wall Street Journal


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) -- According to a new report, Verizon, which operates Fios TV, is currently in talks with several "mid-tier and smaller" television companies to pay them -- not for the number of subscribers their channels can reach, but by the number of people who actually watch their shows.

"We are paying for a customer who never goes to the channel," Verizon Fios TV chief programming negotiator Terry Denson said in a Wall Street Journal interview with Verizon executives.

The payment structure would be passed on a "unique view" model. One person who spends at least five minutes on the channel would count towards a fee, according to the Journal. In turn, Verizon would not need to pay for anyone who didn't actually spend that time on the channel.

A drastic departure from the current state of programming, Verizon's model is an important one to consider. Television lineups are becoming increasingly overrun with channels that now cater to just about every niche audience. For the majority of cable subscribers, however, they're merely "speed bumps" on their way to the channels they actually care about.

A dramatic shift will actually occur seems unlikely in the near term. As Denson told the Journal, his plan is a "head-scratching thing" among channels, and something that likely won't be endorsed quickly. The fees providers would actually pay to channels would also need to be evaluated.

There's also the issue of how demographics would be valued. Currently, channels with viewers that fit within more highly sought-after demographics, like ESPN, earn far more in fees from providers than others.

Denson also pointed out that his company pays $5.04 a month per household to ESPN. USA Network, which has about 300,000 more unique viewers, only receives 68 cents per month. Fees in the new model would likely be modified based on the value of the audience.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for August 2014
Refugees:
That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
Oceania: That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.



Comments


More TV

World's smallest woman lands role on TV's 'American Horror Story' Watch

Image of At two feet, half-an-inch tall, Jyoti Amge of India is the world's smallest woman.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

At two feet, half-an-inch tall, Jyoti Amge of India is the world's smallest woman. It hasn't been much of a handicap for Amge, as she's just landed a plum role on the U.S. TV series "American Horror Story." Previously been seen on documentary "Body Shock: Two ... continue reading


Maybe you'll find a million! Watch

Image of A photo of the 19th-century Boston Red Stockings team.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Wall Street Journal reports that a haul of rare, 19th-century baseball memorabilia was discovered at a recent New York City taping of the PBS program, Antiques Road Show. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Appraiser Leila Dunbar came across a collection of ... continue reading


Popular soap opera villain Charles Keating dies at 72 Watch

Image of Soap opera actor Charles Keating is survived by his wife of over 50 years, his two sons and six grandchildren.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

His classical, Shakespearean training brought a certain gravitas to the world of American TV soap operas. British-born actor and favorite TV daytime serial villain Charles Keating has lost his battle with cancer. He was 72. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


UNIVISION IS UNO: Univision is in first place for second consecutive July sweep Watch

Image of Univision had the most programs within the top 20 on all of television during the July sweep among Adults 18-34 compared to ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Spanish language networks have proven to be strong contenders in the U.S. TV market. As evidence of this growing popularity, Univision stations in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento ranked number one among ... continue reading


We don't believe it: Confidence in TV news at an all-time low, according to Gallup Watch

Image of Conducted earlier this month, only 10 percent said they had

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The talking heads keep talking on news programs, but very few Americans are giving credence to the news media. According to the latest Gallup Poll, confidence in TV news is at an all-time low. Only 18 percent of the Americans surveyed expressed either a "great ... continue reading


Wow! 'It Takes a Church' provides refreshing take on matchmaking!

Image of

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Game Show Network (GSN) is airing a remarkable new show hosted by Grammy-nominated singer, Natalie Grant called, "It Takes a Church." It's a matchmaking show where each church pairs an eligible bachelor and bachelorette after vetting them through prayer, discussion ... continue reading


'Duck Dynasty' pastor exhorts clergy 'to realize we're a part of the body of Christ that's worldwide' Watch

Image of Alan Robertson admitted that was as the sole Robertson male without a beard, he is somewhat of a misfit in the family. He said his family is grateful to have the cable show as a platform to share

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Alan Robertson, best known as the beardless son of reality TV show "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson, is a pastor who officiated his parents' re-commitment ceremony. In his latest appearance he is exhorting that other pastors should promote Christian ... continue reading


Is it okay for Catholics to watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey? Watch

Image of Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Some Christians who espouse a certain approach to creation have grabbed their share of the spotlight by criticizing Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of the Carl Sagan classic "Cosmos." This brand of Creationism is in an apologetic overdrive led by Answers in Genesis ... continue reading


WATCH as steely-eyed Judge Judy turns on spectator! Watch

Image of Judge Judy, star of one of the most popular reality based small claims court, snapped at an audience member after he laughed during a case.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's inappropriate to laugh in a court room, even if that court is not home to the traditional solemnity and dullness associated with American small claims court. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - One unlucky spectator found this out after being removed from the ... continue reading


Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as host of 'The Late Show' Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Longtime "Late Show" TV host David Letterman had announced that he would retire sometime in 2015. CBS wasted little time in announcing his replacement: Comedian Stephen Colbert has signed a five-year contract to host the late night variety show. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


All TV News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Corinthians 1:1-9
1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
2 Day after day I shall bless you, I shall praise ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 24:42-51
42 'So stay awake, because you do not know the day ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 28th, 2014 Image

St. Augustine of Hippo
August 28: St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of his ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter