[opendtv] Re: Democrats Air Concerns About Analog Switchover

  • From: "dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx" <dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 07:38:00 -0500

Craig wrote

>Most (Sinclair excepted) broadcasters do not care about the OTA 
>audience (except when talking to the FCC and Congress). Many would be 
>happy to turn off the transmitters (both analog and digital) today, 
>if they could depend on cable and DBS carriage.

As I've said before: your statement is an overly broad generalization. I'm
actually in agreement if you more narrowly define "broadcasters" as
Networks and their owned station groups, together with certain corporate
entities. However, there are a number of large independently owned station
groups, in addition to Sinclair, that value OTA and who have made recent
major investments in support of OTA, though clearly Sinclair is the leader
in this area.

Unfortunately, as has also discussed several times on this list, cable is
in a dominant business position and they can (and have) inflict serious
economic penalties for taking this issue to the viewers.

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