Mon Nov 9 19:24:50 EST 2009
In a message dated 11/9/2009 4:19:02 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>>I know that, as someone who works in television, this may not be the
most comfortable thought for you, but maybe they have figured out that
*television is not a necessity of life*! <<<<
It is more like maybe OTA television is not a necessity of life. If the FCC
can convince TV station operators to turn in their RF BW for millions in
cash, I can see many stations in the smaller markets cashing out and
There would be advantages to the TV stations going directly to cable and
that is they would be cable stations then and would be on a level playing
field with the cable stations and away from FCC OTA regulations. Of course
this would not preclude the networks from becoming premium channels either.
Comcast has this in their sites for NBC already.
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