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Retrans prices at the pump

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Nick, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 #1 of 13
    Nick

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    From media commentator Paul Maxwell of MediaBiz comes this:
    This doesn't bode well for subs. Look for retrans fees to track with retail gaspoline prices.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 #2 of 13
    sigma1914

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    After visiting MediaBiz, it appears to be an April Fools.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 #3 of 13
    Nick

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    Obviously, but when the black N.A.P.A.L.M. choppers swoop down to attach a retrans meter to your RG6, don't act surprised. :eek2:
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 #4 of 13
    spartanstew

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    If it's obvious, why did you post it on April 2nd and without a link?
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 #5 of 13
    sigma1914

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    ...and in OT rather than Laughter Is The Best Medicine.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2013 #6 of 13
    Nick

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    Good guess.
    Because I'm old and I run about a day behind. I just saw it today, and I gave the source. Obviously, you found it. Due to the brief and facetious nature of the quote, I deemed an actual "link" as unnecessary.
    It wasn't all that funny, at least not enough to provoke laughter. If you want funny, be sure to follow my threads in the "Laughter Is The Best Medicine" forum.

    Have a good day.

    P.S. I'm surprised that none of you nitpickers picked up on the new term I coined: "gaspoline" Apparently, my tongue wasn't far enough in my cheek. :lol:
     
  7. Apr 2, 2013 #7 of 13
    Gloria_Chavez

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    Actually, the joke was on the OTA Broadcasters on April 1.

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    Aereo Wins a Court Battle, Dismaying Broadcasters

    By BRIAN STELTER
    Published: April 1, 2013

    AEREO challenges one of the most basic tenets of the television business. Broadcasters have been trying to sue it out of existence for a year. But after suffering a big setback on Monday, the broadcast world may have to learn to live with it.

    A federal appeals court in New York on Monday upheld a ruling in favor of Aereo, the start-up Internet service that streams stations without compensating them. The decision set the stage for a full-blown trial.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/b...tage-for-trial-on-streaming-broadcast-tv.html

    Aereo is able to stream broadcast stations by operating an array of tiny antennas that pick up over-the-air signals. Subscribers paying about $8 a month receive control over one antenna and can select programming over the Internet. Aereo essentially turns the subscriber’s phone, computer or tablet into a small television set, but without the rabbit ears that would normally be needed.

    The array of antennas in Brooklyn allows Aereo to avoid paying the retransmission fees that operators like Time Warner Cable and DirecTV pay for access to stations. Those fees are an increasingly important revenue source for the stations, so it is not surprising their owners have sued to protect them.

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  8. Apr 2, 2013 #8 of 13
    spartanstew

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    Nope, didn't even look for it.


    (you continue to use the word "obviously" for things that aren't obvious at all)
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 #9 of 13
    Nick

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    Apparently.
     
  10. James Long

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    Obviously that fight isn't over ... that particular victory was over the restraining order. The courts are allowing Aereo to stay in business while the legality of their business is decided.
     
  11. Rich

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    2 things, Nick.

    I still owe you that picture, haven't forgotten it.

    Will you drink that glass of beer and change back to your other avatar, I haven't had a beer since 1999 and your new avatar is driving me crazy.... :lol:

    I want a beer!

    Rich
     
  12. Nick

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    Obviously, I pace myself. Congrats on your abstinence, Rich.

    The pic was taken at Altieri's, a local bistro and pizzaria in historic downtown Brunswick, Georgia. Tammy, one of the lovely serving wenchs (not winches ;)) took the pic with her cellphone. Altiera's was a favorite hangout for Lisa, my beloved girlfriend, and myself. That visit to Altieri's was my first after about six months since Lisa had passed. In the pic, I was toasting to her memory.
     
  13. Rich

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    In that case, raise another one for me.

    Rich
     

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