[opendtv] Re: Best apps to enhance your Super Bowl 50 viewing experience | Fox News Video
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 02:09:12 +0000
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
Just a dig at your constant negative drumbeat that cord cutting is
accelerating and live linear TV is dying.
And once again (I'm not sure why this question seems to elude you), why do you
think this is bad? Why is it bad that people have found a better way of
watching TV, than the 60 year old, quaint, by-appointment linear stream?? Why
is it bad that people have found more competitive sources for TV content, than
what was once their only choice, the walled garden options? It's not like no
one is watching TV. People are watching more TV than ever, once you get past
all the inaccurate, partial counting. So what exactly motivates you to think
any of this is negative? Why is it bad if a lot more capacity can be assigned
to broadband, by eliminating wasteful broadcast streams, to foster more
competitive options yet?
Do you also think it's bad that people quit smoking, Craig?
But that is irrelevant to this discussion. We're talking about
using the Internet as a "back channel" for broadcast and live
Recycled comment from many years ago. You are not describing anything
technically innovative. You are simply adding a two-way comm link (Internet) to
the one-way broadcast program, *exactly* the same as you do with talk radio.
The two-way Internet session has no technical relationship to the one-way
broadcast. No more than the your telephone call is technically combined with
the one-way FM or AM broadcast, for talk radio.
None of these examples are using the Internet back channel to
close the loop with a TCP/IP session,
Exactly. So yes, the different networks are used in a complementary way, just
as the telephone and radio networks, but there's no reason to think that the TV
broadcast has to be IP, or even digital. For that matter, the broadcast could
also be a radio program, or what gets you to the Internet session could also be
something you read in the paper.
Now, when I watch true Internet TV, that's an entirely different matter. If an
ad plays and I'm interested in learning more, I click on whatever, get more
info, and then seamlessly get back to the show. Of course, this works only with
on demand viewing.
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