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Megan McArdle

Will Hollywood Be Unraveled by Unbundling?

It seems that the digital revolution is finally reaching cable television.
Follow the money.

Follow the money.

Photographer: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Whither Hollywood?

It seems that the digital revolution is finally reaching cable television. Multiple companies, including Dish Network, have announced new streaming services that you might call "narrow cable": a stripped-down array of channels at a stripped-down price. An excellent article by my colleague Alex Sherman argues that "The largest U.S. cable companies may be approaching a cliff they’ve long tried to avoid -- competition with each other." Whether we like it or not, whether it even saves us money or not, it seems that the future is going to be less bundled.