[opendtv] Re: IP the god of delivery?
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 02:08:43 +0000
Daniel Grimes wrote:
This is what the FCC could do, to speed this along. Mandate
that every MVPD must provide all of their walled-up content
over IP (no big deal, TVE goes a long way to doing this anyway).
And let the marketplace do the rest.
Does this solve the problem?
First, what this proposal would do is turn all MVPDs into
No, because I didn't say the old-fashioned streams had to be eliminated. Also
because TVE is not the same as what the FCC calls VMVPD. TVE artificially
retains those old garden walls, whereas VMVPDs make their content available to
I would agree that in practice, there's no reason for old-school MVPDs to *not*
want to branch out, but that's an orthogonal discussion. All we're talking
about here is to make the MVPD streams standardized, such that any third party
STB, or presumably no STB at all, can be made to work on that infrastructure,
for old school MVPD subscribers.
1) Disconnects the MVPD service from the transmission
It should and could, but it doesn't need to. The MVPD can still keep his own
old-school "bundles" walled up in his own infrastructure, even if IP delivered.
2) A new standard would have to be developed.
Explain why you think so. I watch TV every day, over the Internet, and have yet
to see that a new standard has to be developed.
3) There could not be local caching.
Nor is there any need for it. But in principle, why would you assume that you
can't download a show, just because it's delivered over IP?
4) Doesn't requiring IP only stifle development?
You mean, when you have a whole world of clever people developing IP-based TV
receivers, or IP-based specialty TV STBs, as opposed to strictly proprietary
boxes in the hands of the separate MVPDs, you think this stifles innovation?
You and Craig should explain why you have these concerns. Point by point.
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