DirecTV and WCVB (Hearst) at odds
Wed Dec 15 18:07:08 EST 2010
On Dec 15, 2010, at 5:11 PM, John Francini wrote:
> These things ALWAYS get settled, eventually. Telling the viewers
> about it is simply adding a whole bunch of heat (and not much light)
> to the situation.
I don't agree. These negotiations are an attempt to grab cash from
cable TV subscribers who have been getting these over-the-air TV
stations for free since they went on the air. The stations owe their
existence to their use of the public airwaves. If I were calling my
cable company about this, I'd be telling them to stand up to the TV
stations and don't pay a cent.
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