[opendtv] Re: TV Technology: Opinion: Latest U.S. Broadcast Standard Will Founder on Mobile Industry Indifference
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 03:03:54 +0000
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
What is relevant is the amount of money spent on various forms of
content and the size of the audiences.
Nonsense. Even that doesn't justify dedicating an entire medium to something
that gets used rarely, when more flexible media can do that too. Craig seems to
keep forgetting, live streams are NOT only possible over one-way broadcast
Back to the subject line. The article talks about indifference of the mobile
operators. They are indifferent because they don't see a benefit to
incorporating broadcast receivers in phones. They don't get the extra revenue,
AND they can accommodate that mode on their own, should they think it is worth
FWIW, many of today's online services could have easily be
delivered by broadcasters,
Unlikely, and more to the point, why bother? That sounds like something for a
marketing campaign, but not credible or captivating, and it would have failed
in the marketplace.
The very vast majority of "online services" require interactivity, so that's
out. And the ones that don't, say the news sources, post so much online that
you'd be filling multiple carousels, and would require lots of storage capacity
in the receivers, for people to even hope to have access to what they're
looking for. It's silly. People already regularly run out of storage capacity
in their devices. Imagine if you had to load them to the hilt with crap they
didn't even want.
So, why bother with such a tour de force? No one cares. The Internet era had
already begun, by 1998. Again, go back to the subject line, to see what we are
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