posted on May, 8 2013 @ 07:25 PM
News Corp.’s flagship Fox network might cease broadcasting over the U.S. public airwaves if the company’s dispute with upstart challenger Aereo
isn’t resolved, a senior company official warned Monday. News Corp. COO Chase Carey said Fox — home of “The Simpsons,” “Glee” and
“American Idol” — might simply move to pay-for-TV cable as a result of its legal dispute with Aereo, a New York-based startup backed by
billionaire media mogul Barry Diller. Read more:
I'm not a television watcher. Haven't been for a long, long time but something about this still just makes me giggle. Some of you older ATS should
remember that, once upon a time, television was...well...free
and if people wanted more access to various channels, they would set up one of
those monster satellite dishes like this one
that is a bygone era, especially after the government mandated that all television was going to be broadcast digitally: www.dtv.gov...
I was just thinking about this whole transition to digital thing and thought if there was a conspiracy anywhere, it was there. But, hey, receiving
those transmissions through an antenna is still supposed to be able to work, right? According to the dtv.gov site, yes. So, still free tv and yet,
Newscorp is freaking out and threatening to turn Fox into a subscription service because a company is leasing out antennas capable of capturing their
airwaves. I find that fascinating but then again, I'm sick so am probably as clear as mud due to cold medicine. Yet, I really, really hope that some
of you put it all together and share the giggle with me. Imagine if Fox no longer broadcast freely...and Murdoch thinks that's a threat?
P.S. Yes, article is old but I missed this one entirely.
edit on 8/5/13 by WhiteAlice because: (no reason given)
8/5/13 by WhiteAlice because: found update