[opendtv] Re: Sinclair Launches Original Programming Division | Broadcasting & Cable

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:17:34 +0000

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> Sorry. Broadcast LTE IS already being deployed through the cellular tower
> infrastructure, and the telcos can roll this into their continuous upgrades.
> Please see post about your comments to Mark about efficiency. Bits per HZ
> does not measure the "value" of the service.

I can also agree with this. But this comment is incompatible with your previous 
comment, that broadcasters could have played in this game.

For a wireless ISP (WISP) to use or not use some of its spectrum in 
multicast/broadcast mode, during those special times when it makes sense to do 
so, makes perfect sense. But to think that broadcasters can go 100 percent of 
the time to such an LTE mode, to replace their current OTA service, does not 
make sense. On many levels.

Unless broadcasters become full-fledged wireless ISPs in their own right, it 
seems far more believable that the LTE multicast/broadcast service they might 
use, to satisfy mobile users during sporting events, will belong to wireless 


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