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

  • From: Kent Borg <kentborg@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:07:23 -0400

On 10/14/2013 10:38 AM, Craig Birkmaier wrote:
Many residential building in NYC have community antennas, perhaps even Mark's 
building. One antenna array makes signals available to everyone in the 
building. But the residents use their personal TVs/tuners to receive these 
broadcasts. I'm not aware of broadcasters every being concerned about this 

Broadcasters didn't use to be concerned about this because their business model was "broadcast" and getting viewers a better picture was good. Now they aren't concerned because these numbers are small and shrinking. But if some Aereo-like company found a way to make money by moving masses of viewers back to actual OtA viewing--even in a very conventional sense--broadcasters would be livid.

Funny how the number of minutes of commercials per hour is higher now than it was in the pure broadcast era.


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