[opendtv] Re: Broadcasters Cut Out of Convergence

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:16:36 -0500

At 11:57 AM -0500 1/19/06, Mark Aitken wrote:
>Besides, I think most of what remains unsaid by me at this time HAS been
>said here before!
>Junior Warrior in this (as of now apparently lost) battle...

Don't Panic!

(By the way, this is the title of the column I wrote today about 
media workgroup technologies).

This article is one of the first positive signs that broadcasters are 
awakening from their long stay in Sleepy Hollow.

The breathtaking words from Lynn Claudy and Mark Richer, and the 
inability of ABC to work with their affiliates suggests that we are 
reaching a turning point where terrestrial broadcasters may be 
willing to support a radical change as opposed to sinking with the 

Maybe it's time to put down the hammer and go back to work trying to 
help broadcasters build one of the most important new communications 
infrastructures since the printing press.

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