Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

3/18/2013 (2 years 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 (2 years 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'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More TV

Live televised exorcism to occur inside the infamous house that inspired 'The Exorcist' Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Destination America will show a live exorcism from inside the house that inspired both the novel and film "Exorcist," six decades later. For the upcoming special, "Exorcism: Live!," the team will exclusively film in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. This will be the ... continue reading


Comic-Con's Christian activists bombarded by Devil promoters involved with A&E's new series 'Damien' Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Comic-con is an event known to be frequented by religious protesters. A&E's new series "Damien" is using a very unusual approach to get noticed at Comic-Con. During the recent convention, publicity materials for the "Omen" prequel "Damien" were distributed side by side ... continue reading


New MTV show 'White People' attacks Caucasians over 'white privilege' in America Watch

Image of The MTV show

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new show on MTV, "White People" calls the nation's Caucasians to task for what it perceives to be "white privilege." The program follows five young white people to document their experiences with racial identity. The show is the brainchild of Pulitzer-Prize ... continue reading


New TLC show to focus on stories of inspiring modern-day miracles Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Roma Downey, actress and filmmaker for movies like "The Bible", "Son of God" and "A.D.", shared that an upcoming show she will host aims to share inspiring stories of "modern-day miracles." These real-life stories constitute the struggles of families and individuals ... continue reading


Behind the scenes secrets: Marriage Boot Camp's hidden moments of faith Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Elizabeth Carroll, from "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars," exposed some of behind the scenes secrets that viewers of the popular reality TV series don't know about. In her recent appearance on "The Church Boys" podcast, Carroll shared that the stars were given a ... continue reading


Saturday Night Live's 'Draw the Prophet Muhammad' skit receives some unexpected backlash Watch

Image of Initially, the

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Saturday Night Live has garnered attention and praise over last weekend's skit, however the famous show is once again under fire for a controversial skit. According to reports, a similar skit was aired last January by the Canadian comedy show, "This Hour Has 22 ... continue reading


Former 'Real Housewife' believes God wanted her to be apart of the Bravo series Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When Lydia McLaughlin was asked to be a part of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County," her immediate response was, "No." However, after a series of events and a special passage from the Bible, she changed her mind. McLaughlin believed God needed her to show her ... continue reading


Fox's 'American Idol' bids goodbye to national television Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Fox's "American Idol" will come to a close in 2016, after many long years of success. Industry reporters, present on the network's May 11 conference, inevitably want to know why American Idol is saying goodbye to its viewers. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) ... continue reading


The Times They Are a-Changin' - Online video cutting into conventional TV networks revenue Watch

Image of Millenials remain a highly sought-after group for advertisers to reach, as they are still forming buying habits.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The younger generation is rightfully asking - why settle for network TV that puts on shows that they think I will watch when I program my own home entertainment with the flick of a computer keyboard. Network TV is losing out to online content providers big time ... continue reading


A 'more mature' version of The Muppets Show to air on ABC prime time Watch

Image of

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In a mock-documentary style shoot, the famous characters of The Muppets Show will indulge fans, and kids of all ages, into deeper, more personal aspects of their lives. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), ABC is ... continue reading


All TV News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

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

Daily Readings

Gospel, John 11:19-27
19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 29th, 2015 Image

St. Martha
July 29: "Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus." This unique ... 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