Most of those companies have existing relationships with content providers. Even Sony own one of the biggest movie studios in the world. But there are notable companies missing from that list as well. Apple and Microsoft have both said they're interested in offering such a service, but neither exist yet. And those are multi-billion dollar companies with huge clout in the industry. If they can't get it done what hope is there for TiVo. Silicone Dust used a 3rd party service to provide their skinny bundle and look what's happening there. They've lost channels and now the 3rd party company is being sued out of existence because they didn't have the proper rights to do what they did.