Cuban Punctures Broadband Hype

Umstead, R. Thomas
July 2006
Multichannel News;7/17/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 28, p28
This article reports on the statement issued by Mark Cuban, founder of HDNet and owner of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks, regarding the dominance of television broadcasting despite the launching of video-rich Web channels. According to Cuban, content providers are not going to spend the necessary dollars to create quality broadband-exclusive programming that has little chance of generating a significant financial return via advertising or sponsorships.


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