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Re: [ProgSoc] Net on Public Transport
On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, vik wrote:
> This is true, but I remember there being a shitfight over cable
> companies re-broadcasting free-to-air signals. It got resolved, but it's
> not quite as easy as you put it; Kerry Packer wants money, and he can
> prevent you from broadcasting his signals unless you pay him.
Let's bear in mind that the latest "shitfight" was Foxtel gauging money
out of the FTAs to get =them= to pay for the privilege of having their
signal on Foxtel Digital. Foxtel cried crocodile tears for its customers
when apologising on behalf of the FTAs for not "coming to an agreement"
regarding the rebroadcast of FTA networks, but missing the bottom line:
Foxtel could have done it for free.
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