[opendtv] Re: Opinion: Stations Need To Stream Their Signals Now

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 14:57:05 -0500

Win-win-win? More like win-partially lose-win.

If the networks agree to stream on the Internet, why should they include local 
broadcasters in that equation? Just as the case is now with catch-up episodes, 
the networks can very well manage on their own.

It is certainly true that networks might eventually have to start dealing with 
ISPs on an individual level, especially as ISPs start to see their networks 
becoming clogged by users of network streams (of course, IP multicast would 
help a lot for live streams). However I'm not getting the local station's 
contribution in this model.

Local broadcasters, at least some of them, already stream their own content, 
like news clips and weather. I just don't see why the networks should depend on 
local stations for live streams of network shows, is all.


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