This makes me think of Bunker Hunt, one the boys who tried to corner (monopolize) the silver market, only to lose out. Cable companies seeking monopoly control may see a similar thing happen if they have to compete in the market.
“This could render the cable television model of content creators and distributors obsolete. ”
“Once you move in that direction, you begin to enable all new levels of competition that should be extremely beneficial to consumers. Albeit, the end result also appears to be quite disruptive to the broadcast/cable network ecosystem,” he said. (via The FCC is about to light a fire under the television industry’s ass)