[opendtv] Re: 5G follies: The network that doesn't exist | InfoWorld
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:13:11 +0000
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
I think Craig misinterprets what I'm saying. The market can
be opened instantly. People can use whatever box allows them
to stream TVE plus everything else on the Internet, without
having to wait one day.
Perhaps you misunderstand Bert.
People cannot access TVE sites without a subscription
Craig, you are hopeless on this topic. Explain to us why you think that having
to subscribe to an MVPD in any way precludes using a standard-based IP
appliance, rather than a proprietary box? When you use TVE, do you need to be
attached to that proprietary box, Craig? What would be the point of
"everywhere," if that was limited to inside your home? Or maybe, you think that
TVE works by streaming content from your in-home box to the Internet? Nope. Not
how it works. There's something fundamental Craig isn't getting, but I can't
figure out what it is.
But most important, Bert's fascination with OTT content has
NOTHING to do with the mandate to open up the market for MVPD
set top boxes.
MVPD content is already available to IP appliances. And more being added, over
time. This is not OTT content, even though for sure, in the future, that's
where the MVPDs are headed.
When the FCC was mandated to open up the market for MVPD STBs,
the technologies and infrastructure that Bert believes are the
solution were either embryonic or non existent.
And Craig must have been stuck in some dark cave for these 20+ years, unaware
that now we have a ubiquitous, standardized, 2-way broadband network, with
standard appliances made by many companies, over which network TV signals have
been distributed, for some 10 years.
Craig thinks nothing has changed from 20 years ago.
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