Studios-with their aging business models, get to break TVs as well. http://bit.ly/dqAjpq
This is a really, really bad decision by the FCC. There is no reason Studios and networks get to break out TVs by disabling outputs, just to support their outdated and unchanging business models. Â They fought for the Broadcast Flag many times over the last decade and I’m incredibly disappointed that the current administration gave it to them.
A truly bad decision. Studios and Networks need to adapt their business models – which they appear to be incapable of – or simply die a natural death. The sooner the better.
Here’s Bob Pisano, President and Interim CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America lying:
“This action is an important victory for consumers who will now have far greater access to see recent high-definition movies in their homes,”
There is nothing that is good for the consumer. Â There have been already many releases in this “impossible” window. It’s just bad business decisions and a complicit (bad) Government.
Still it could have been worse had the Studios got what they really wanted. At least there are these restrictions:
Cable companies won’t be able to shut off analog signals on TVs and video recorders any time they want, only when a subscriber has purchased one of the early-run, on-demand movies.
Cable and satellite companies also have to stop blocking the analog signals when the movies are released on DVD.