[opendtv] Re: Movie Gallery Acquires MovieBeam

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 16:32:02 -0500

John Shutt wrote:

> How much did Disney/ABC/Intel/Cisco and others invest in
> MovieBeam? And Movie Gallery expects that the total costs
> for acquiring MovieBeam and ongoing development costs will
> be less than $10 million in 2007?
> Talk about cut and run...

Let's see whether Movie Gallery will really make this work.

Other than that, this announcement was about as unsurprising as the
recent one about USDTV. (I guess that using the dotcast scheme wasn't
such a guarantee of success after all. Too bad they hadn't use COFDM,
just to prove a point.)

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