[opendtv] Re: News: In Retrans, Stations Are Fighting for Lives

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <konfoo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 09:11:52 -0800

>> They can do this not because more people watch their channels,
>> but because those that do are paying for them. Unless that same
>> subsidy for cable networks is extended to broadcasters, neither
>> local stations nor the broadcast networks will be able to
>> compete for the best programming.
> Fair enough. If program creators find it more appealing to put their
> stuff on cable and have viewers pay for it, and viewers continue to be
> suckered in, then of course that's the way to go. But aside from OTA,
> Internet distribution is also typically free (FOTI?). So it seems to me
> that the trendy new distribution models are moving away from the cable
> walled gardens anyway.

Not so fast. Article I spotted today:

"AT&T testing 150 GB broadband data cap"

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