[opendtv] Re: Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court to Intervene Over Aereo

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:12:09 -0400

On Oct 14, 2013, at 11:34 AM, Mike Tsinberg <Mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> First cable systems acted exactly in the same way. They would install antenna 
> on a high ground then split and retransmit the signal to paying subscribers. 

Broadcasters had no problem with CATV systems - they expanded the audience, 
which in turn expanded their markets.

Things changed when these systems started to add new channels that competed 
with the broadcasters, and people who could easily receive FOTA broadcasts 
started to subscribe to cable.

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