[opendtv] Re: Cable vs. Telco: What Happens When Competition Outpaces Washington Rules

  • From: John McClenny <jamcclenny@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 11:13:39 -0500

On 5/12/05, John Golitsis <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> And who's model is that?
> On 12-May-05, at 7:30 AM, Craig Birkmaier wrote:
> > versus the Internet TV model,
> > where anyone can deliver video to anyone via a generic broadband
> > connection.
> >
> Craigs :).
  I expect that we will some some blending of models once the telcos get 
going - more open access to the STB for a cut of the revenues. The IP 
networks just can't handle the BW required to do a full open TV model, for 
at least the next 5-10 years and the STB owner wants to be paid for access 
to the STB real estate.
 Not to mention the problem of finding the content you want to watch on the 
TV if the menu of content is much larger. 
 Of course, anyone can still build a box and attach it to the ISP broadband 
side of the home. This has failed so far because the amount of content 
hasn't justified the cost of the STB.

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