[opendtv] Re: News: Sinclair Shares Take Hit on Worries About CW Impact

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 18:55:23 -0500

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> Maybe this is a "message from above" to our friends at
> Sinclair: Don't worry about trying to compete with the
> broadcast networks, use your bandwidth to compete with
> cable...

Perhaps, depending what that means to you.

But was I surprised by this UPN/WB merger? Not really.
Just speaking for myself, the programs I followed on UPN
were the Star Trek series (Voyager and Enterprise) and
non-prime-time offerings like Stargate SG-1 and The
Outer Limits. Star Trek ended. They stopped Stargate SG-1.
Outer Limits seemed spotty, and I haven't seen that
listed lately either. Oh well, UPN.

As far as I could tell, WB had shows for pre-teens.

I don't think it's impossible to compete with the other
broadcasters. Cable and DBS seem capable of it.

I know you think more along the lines of Kon's idea. I
find that far more shaky, as a 100 percent proposition,
than competing with interesting programs.

Interesting to think about offering what amounts to VOD
over a broadcast network. Seems possible but not overly

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