[opendtv] Re: Let them eat cake (and ATSC while they're at it)

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "OpenDTV (E-mail)" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 15:18:16 -0400

John Shutt wrote:

> So you admit that ATSC is basically worthless for anything
> other than fixed antennas?  Say goodbye to OTA broadcasting
> if that is the case.

If I read this right, you are professing here that the future
of OTA TV depends only on mobile reception? If so, you can
kiss goodbye to OTA and FOTA TV right now. Save yourself the
agony of defeat.

> By the way, PBS member stations and the NCTA already signed
> a landmark agreement to have all subchannels carried on
> cable nationwide.  So we already did "force" cable carriage.

Wonderful. Now go ahead and shut down the OTA transmitters.
(Oh, I forgot. They're only there to get cable carriage.)

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