[opendtv] Re: Fewer than 2 Million have OTA DTV in US

  • From: BARRY S BROWN <barrysb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 19:47:03 -0800 (PST)

I hope that those of us who are relying on OTA DT for
supplementing satellite service are being counted in
these figures.
--- Bob Miller <robmxa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Less Than 2 Million OTA Digital Users
> 
>
http://broadcastengineering.com/RF/hd-ota-viewers-1221/
> 
> That means less than 1.8% of the 110 million US
> households are
> receiving OTA DTV after NINE years.
> 
> Wildly optimistic IMO.
> 
> A high percentage of those CAN receive OTA DTV but
> RELY on cable or
> satellite. That is they have earlier attached an
> antenna but don't use
> it or seldom use it now.
> 
> How many RELY on OTA DTV? Maybe .5% IMO. Real
> die-hards. OTA DTV is
> becoming a backup system for a select few who even
> know it exist. Just
> in case another Katrina kills cable and satellite.
> In the meantime the
> UK is at 75% of DTV penetration and they actually
> know they have OTA
> receivers in the UK because they freely purchased
> them to receive OTA.
> 
> As former Chairman Powell said "What are we
> protecting?"
> 
> Bob Miller
>  
>  
>
----------------------------------------------------------------------
> You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two
> ways:
> 
> - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user
> configuration settings at FreeLists.org 
> 
> - By sending a message to:
> opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word
> unsubscribe in the subject line.
> 
> 
 
 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways:

- Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at 
FreeLists.org 

- By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word 
unsubscribe in the subject line.

Other related posts: