[LINK] Analogue TV frequencies not just used for TV, so spanner in works of spectrum sale
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Wed Jan 24 21:05:45 AEDT 2007
At 09:58 AM 22/01/2007, Kim Holburn wrote:
>On 2007/Jan/21, at 11:35 PM, Stewart Fist wrote:
>>We supposedly use the international spectrum allocation for television
>>transmission, yet Australia has never used Channels 12 to 27 in the
>>international TV tuners. Yet this on-tuner range from 12 to 27
>>Has anyone ever heard any sort of a rational explanation?
>I believe the simple economic answer is that more TV stations would
>dilute the advertising dollar and the stations wouldn't be viable.
>It has always seemed to me to be a monopolist's argument (tri-
>opolists? quintopolists?). That's the supposed answer to why we
>only have 5 channels not why we don't use the unallocated channels
>for something else.
Kim - you really want another 10 channels of "Big Brother" and "Australian
Princess" or "Idol" or "Pop Stars" or heaven forbid after all the promise
of "Commercial quality material" another Channel 31 with it's "We got the
licence you guys are suckers and we're going to show the same tacky trash
that you did, only we have the power" stations?
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