[opendtv] Re: A Clue re OTA DTV users: How many OTA?

  • From: "Bob Miller" <robmxa@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 22:30:39 -0500

On 12/14/06, flyback1 <flyback1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Richard Hollandsworth wrote:

> Can't very well simply broadcast all of those cable channels via OTA

I didn't think it could be done.

It might have worked years ago before there were so many  hundreds of
programs available,
but the basic nature of television has changed and therefore the old,
unaccomodating delivery system should either change as well
or be discontinued altogether in favor of cable, satellite or fiber.

Don't have to broadcast all the cable channels. The basic nature of
television has not so much changed as it is changing. Lots of change
left to come.

Most cable channels are niche channels. Take the best programming from
most and deliver it non real time 24/7 to storage devices and you can
match cable. Combine with broadband Internet delivery of niche
programming and offer at a lower overall price you have a winner.

Especially if it is easy to receive most anywhere and mobile.

You can deliver cable channels like Comedy Central or any other cable
channel via a subscription service OTA. The FCC is only worried about
the one free MPEG2 program that they require.

Bob Miller

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