[opendtv] Re: something

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 09:00:10 -0500

----- Original Message ----- From: "Cliff Benham" <flyback1@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Why would broadcasters keep transmitting OTA when they can only charge for commercials, have huge transmitter electric bills and only 15% of the audience when instead they can get paid by cable, satellite and fiber for carrying their signal PLUS commercial revenue? What's their loss if they shut off the OTA and go with cable, fiber and satellite carriage? Isn't there a great savings by dumping OTA??

1) They wouldn't have a spot on cable or DBS were it not for the transmitter. (Craig's NTSC Legacy.)

2) They wouldn't have the NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, or PBS affiliation without the transmitter. (Tom's 10-15% advantage.)

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