There's a huge shift going on in the media world, and it's hit a fever pitch in the past few days. The future of a media universe where content is completely separated from delivery appears closer than ever.
Gaming and entertainment hardware (or phone and tablet for that matter) are increasingly the gateway to the content users consume. It's no longer a cable box leased from your carrier tied to a regimented channeling of content.
Meanwhile, cable providers have already moved on: They're increasingly preparing themselves to be broadband providers. They are now looking to consolidate to maintain prices and leverage network scale in a world where consumers just need data/Internet access and get the content they want directly from the studios and new entrants like Netflix and Amazon. Not to mention a range of independents (like BuzzFeed) that will deliver via YouTube.