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Why isn't network programming free on IPTV?

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Jul 13, 2012
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Why isn't network programming free on IPTV?

As the title says, why don't networks develop apps to allow their programming to be streamed live on Android/Apple/etc, or work in partners with existing streaming platforms to offer it for free?
I always thought that with network programming they get their revenue from commercials, so it would seem in their best interest to get as many people watching as possible.
Do they get paid by the cable companies? Is it licensing with the distributors of their content that doesn't allow it?
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