[opendtv] Re: McAdams On: TV Everywhere, Why Aereo Wins the PR War...

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:35:09 +0000

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

>>Internet TV un-walls the MVPD model. You can emulate the walled-in MVPD
>> situation, by subscribing to just one for-pay OTT site, but there is
>> no reason to limit yourself that way anymore.
> Sounds great! Sign me up for hundreds of free channels and free VOD.

Is Hulu Plus free? Is Netflix free? Is Amazon free? You continue to assume that 
the MVPD model is the only way to get pay TV. OTA is not the only way to get 
"free TV," and MVPDs are not the only way to get pay TV. This is nothing new, 

>> It's just not that difficult a concept. The problem seems to be that
>> most people can't divorce "TV content" from "walled in MVPD."
> No Bert, millions of people would like to see THAT divorce. But the content
> and distribution oligopolies understand the leverage they have with just a
> small percentage of the content they offer.

"Small percentage of the content they offert"? It sounds to me like you're 
saying, "TV is not TV unless you can get sports 24/7." Seems like a rather 
narrow-minded definition. (Not that 24/7 sports may not just appear on some OTT 
site soon enough, once the younger generation have gotten their point across.)


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