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Will Fox Shut Down Their OTA Network Over Hopper And Aereo?


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#26 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:53 PM

Dwight Silverman from the Houston Chronicle has gotten a response from the NFL that they support Fox in opposition.

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#27 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

You present a worst case scenario. OTA could certainly go away I suppose, but then there is no 'requirement' that 'local' channels be offered at all unless they change the rules.

Most of the broadcast networks could just move their programming to existing 'cable' type channels they own. Of course they wouldn't do it that way, they'd just add new 'cable' type channels and try to peddle them.

Could make for some interesting negotiations.

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#28 OFFLINE   jsk

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

If Aero clears the legal hurdles, cable & satellite providers could incorporate this technology in their receivers and not have to pay retrans fees.  However, most likely, the TV stations will probably lobby congress to get the laws changed to close this loophole.

 

If this loophole is closed, I wonder if that will restrict E*'s ability to use Sling technology to retransmit OTA TV stations (which currently works using at least the 722k).


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