[opendtv] Re: Short answer to Bert

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 14:32:42 -0400

Agreed, content is king and I have my doubts about the Qualcomm venture 
but there will be mobile video and it will offer compelling content and 
people will watch it on cell phones.

Bob Miller

John Willkie wrote:

>So, just how will the Qualcomm channel 55 operation or verizon or sprint
>offering video clips COMPETE with my watching ER or the KNSD news at 11?
>
>You are slimy and clueless.  Competing technically (offering bits for $)
>does not "compete" with free broadcasting.  Offering bits -- distribution -- 
>does not compete with original content:  they will need to create their own
>compelling content, or license the content created by others.
>
>Fox, with less effective distribution than any other network, matches or
>leads other networks with superior distribution.  It's the content, dummy!
>
>Content is king.  Until you START to recognize that, you will remain
>clueless.
>
>Tom Barry has a clue here:  "R" rated programming.  I'd even offer up "X"
>and "higher" rated programming.   Either make it yourself, or license from
>better creators.
>
>People don't watch bits or distribution; they watch the most interesting
>content available to them at that moment, with an emphasis on new
>programming.
>
>John Willkie
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Bob Miller" <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 10:36 AM
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: Short answer to Bert
>
>
>  
>
>>Craig Birkmaier wrote:
>>
>>    
>>
>>>At 11:56 AM -0400 5/17/05, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>It wasn't long ago that "we" were all claiming 8-VSB would never
>>>>work, remember? Do we need to continue being myopic?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>Yes.
>>>
>>>It still doesn't work.
>>>
>>>Regards
>>>Craig
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>Even with the LG 5th gen receiver that works minimally the long term
>>viability of OTA is in doubt with 8-VSB IMO. Mobile and true portable
>>has to be part of the toolkit if OTA will compete with all its fixed and
>>mobile competitors.
>>
>>Bob Miller
>>

 
 
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