Google pres Larry Page on Thurs rejected the idea of buying out homes that rely on over-the-air so that others could have access to broadcasters’ spectrum. The problem, he said, is "political," with the spectrum being valuable to broadcasters because of must-carry provisions attached. "If you took the 5, 10%, or whatever, 15% of people who still watch TV that way, it wouldn’t cost you very much to buy them out," Page said at a New America Foundation event. "Must-carry provisions are really what they’re after… That has a lot of economic value for the broadcasters, and they don’t believe they’ll have that right if they no longer broadcast." NAF proposed something along those lines a few years back. Instead of the govt helping to fund digital-to-analog converters, NAF suggested the first increment of money from the 700Mhz auction go to help get broadcast-only homes get cable or satellite service. Check out his 90-min interview with New America Foundation’s Michael Calabrese athttp://www.newamerica.net/events/2008/google_unwired. www.newamerica.net/events/2008/google_unwired.

The Daily

Subscribe

People

Charter upped Adam Ray to evp, sales operations & planning, adding oversight of sales, retention and analytics to his responsibilities. Sharon Peters, svp marketing, is now overseeing the full marketing function, including digital marketing. Tom Monaghan, svp, field operations, will now have oversight of all 11 operating regions, up from the 5 he previously oversaw. […]

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Calendar

Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.