[opendtv] Re: MovieBeam

  • From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 18:44:31 -0700

Broadband-based DRM'd content downloading through iTunes Video and
others is going to squash these guys. As if the writing wasn't on the
wall five years ago after the failure of every business that attempted
to deliver consumer movies via datacast...

Haven't we had this discussion before? :)


On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 21:33 -0400, John Shutt wrote:
> Disney is working with National Datacast, a subsidiary of PBS, to procure 
> digital ATSC data bits from PBS Member stations.  And of course ABC also has 
> leverage with it's network affiliates and O&Os to continue MovieBeam on 
> ATSC.  MovieBeam has a plan to stay in business post-NTSC.  We shall see if 
> it ever makes economic sense to do so.

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