[opendtv] Re: EE Times: Smart TV Will Win From TV Market Disruptions

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:36:40 -0500

On Feb 6, 2014, at 7:48 PM, "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx> 
> As you like to say, let the market decide. It is deciding. People are 
> flocking to OTT sites, some free, some for pay. Devices like Chromecast have 
> emerged, to bypass the cluelessness of devices like Roku. In spite of the 
> unwillingness of the trade journalists to educate their readership, people 
> are waking up to the fact that streaming TV content to their handheld devices 
> OR TV sets, is not difficult. Even if the TV vendors appear inept at this, at 
> least these TV vendors and PC vendors have made PC hookup to TV really easy 
> (e.g. HDMI or RGB).
> The TV networks, HBO, even ESPN, have long known, or are discovering now, 
> that they can't hide their heads in the sand.
> How can it not work? It's working already.

Yes, it is working for the congloms.

They are making more money than ever, and have effectively prevented real 
competition via the Internet.

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