[opendtv] Re: News: Leno Will Stay At NBC In Prime Time

  • From: Tom Barry <trbarry@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 16:32:22 -0500

Are you still trying to make the case that the media conglomerates are not gradually moving prime content, including sports, from OTA to cable and satellite?


- Tom

John Willkie wrote:
You mean that contracts only have one party?  Once again, I note that Rupert
Murdoch outbid NBC for the Olympics almost two decades ago, wanting to make
it pay in the U.S.  The IOC took NBC's lower (but broadcast) bid.

Those who forget (or didn't pay attention to) history are condemned to
repeat it.

If the rights holders see more value in streaming content to consumers (like
MLB) they can and will do it.

John Willkie, who understands contract law, and knows that it takes two to
tango.

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De: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] En
nombre de Craig Birkmaier
Enviado el: Friday, December 12, 2008 8:31 AM
Para: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Asunto: [opendtv] Re: News: Leno Will Stay At NBC In Prime Time

At 2:34 PM -0800 12/11/08, John Willkie wrote:
No, you aren't paying attention.  Tom was whining about content owners
putting the content they own on pay tv networks and taking them from
broadcasting.  That doesn't apply here, as the NFL, NCAA (et al), NHL,
NASCAR DON"T OWN BROADCAST STATIONS OR TV NETWORKS.

Give it up John. You continue to make a fool of yourself.

The issue is not who owns the content. The issue is who owns the broadcast and cable networks that bid for the rights.

Last time I checked, five companies owned 90% of all broadcast and cable networks. The media conglomerates decide which division submits the highest bid for rights.

Regards
Craig
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