Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes said pay-TV distributors need to step up their game when it comes to video-on-demand. Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York on Tuesday, Bewkes praised the potential video-on-demand has for the entertainment industry in that it makes it easier for consumers to catch up on shows they've missed and discover new content. But at the same time, he chastised distributors for not doing more to not only promote VOD but also for having complicated interfaces that frustrate customers. "This is a big deal ... I do want to give a speech," Bewkes said. "There is very spotty performance among the distributors on how these tremendous VOD rights are conveyed to you," he told attendees. Bewkes praised Comcast and Verizon for their VOD platforms but then said, "frankly a lot of other distributors haven't moved fast enough or effectively enough to deliver."
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