[opendtv] Re: Broadcasters Cut Out of Convergence

  • From: John Golitsis <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 11:10:40 -0500

Broadcasters come across as arrogant lot, don't they?  They seem to  
think they own the content they transmit and have the supreme and  
exclusive right to deliver that content to everyone and everything in  
their market!

Why does the phone company offer both hard-line and wireless service  
which are separate and distinct?

Why do cable companies who own wireless phone companies desire to  
transmit their TV signals to their mobile phone customers?

The solution for broadcasters is stupidly simple.  Buy or lease  
spectrum and transmit your signal in a standard method intended for  
mobile reception.  Same source material...2 transmitted signals.

Heck, if you guys were REALLY smart, you might have hit up the  
government for maybe 2 extra channels in each major market which all  
the broadcasters could share to transmit a mobile signal.

Oh well.  Live and learn.

On 19-Jan-06, at 10:44 AM, Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> Hmmmmm...
> Perhaps the ball is starting to move.
> At least we are now seeing a major Broadcast publication tell it  
> like it is.
> Broadcasters are "forcing" the content conglomerates to bypass them;
> as a result they are finally beginning to understand why they are
> watching from the sidelines...
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