[opendtv] Re: New transition web site

  • From: "Dale Kelly" <dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2007 08:53:14 -0800

Bob wrote:
> A lot of members of the NAB would have been for a switch if it had not
> been for their abject fear of Congress. ABC, NBC, Pappas, Sinclair and
> others would all have voted for COFDM if Dingell and others were not
> threatening them with loss of spectrum and licenses saying that the
> bid for COFDM was a delaying tactic. In fact I think Sinclair, Pappas
> did vote for COFDM. If ABC and NBC had not caved we would not have the
> transition problems we have today. It would have been over in 2006.

That's pretty much the way it happened. NAB and MSTV, fearing the threatened
political backlash, backed the CBS position. politically, they are
broadcasting and it was all over at that point.


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