Rainier says linear TV is being shut down on AT&T and Dish in 2020

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Rainier says linear TV is being shut down on AT&T and Dish in 2020

Post by indira » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:54 pm

Hard to believe this is even possible. Straight from the horses mouth. :horse


With the removal of linear TV on the AT&T (DirecTV) and Dishnetwork services in 2020 many businesses will be left without programming. Fiber is not a cost effective option for many.

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Re: Rainier says linear TV is being shut down on AT&T and Dish in 2020

Post by Arion » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:13 pm

Linear TV is a real-time television service that broadcasts scheduled programs, conventionally over the air or through satellite/cable, not streamed to a specific user. Nearly, all broadcast television services count as linear TV.
https://www.muvi.com/wiki/linear-tv.html


Glenn is desperate for new customers who are more ignorant than he is. What Ranier does is enables the reception of linear TV so he is essentially saying that he will have nothing to sell next year. What a maroon!!! :lol:
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Re: Rainier says linear TV is being shut down on AT&T and Dish in 2020

Post by tvroadmin » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:01 pm

indira wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:54 pm
Straight from the horses mouth.

Fake News. Even at the rate Directv and Dish are losing customers, there are still some 23 million people sending them a couple of thousand dollars per year to watch a handful of over compressed linear satellite TV channels. That's at least $23 billion in revenue. Why would they go away in 2020? :scratchingmyhead:
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Re: Rainier says linear TV is being shut down on AT&T and Dish in 2020

Post by tvroadmin » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:41 pm

Arion wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:13 pm
What Ranier does is enables the reception of linear TV so he is essentially saying that he will have nothing to sell next year.

The consumer TVRO subscription business is dead. Just as dead as the DirecTV, Dish and Orby pay TV subscription business. :dirtnap:

The American consumer is flat out broke and can't afford a traditional pay TV subscription even if he wanted one. Linear, non-linear or whatever else you want to call it. Most are cancelling their subs and scrambling to put up an OTA antenna, KU band dish or even C band dish to watch FREE TV out of necessity. It appears Rainier has gotten wise to all this and is focusing on B2B solutions instead. I have heard the same story from our sponsors as well: commercial grade 12', 13' and 14' antennas purchased by businesses are selling well. I suspect this has something to do with the ATSC 3.0 transition that is coming in 2020, as well as new cable head ends (IPTV) popping up everywhere. If you want to become a cable provider and offer low cost linear TV channels (ideally over IP), just sign up with HITS:

https://www.comcasttechnologysolutions. ... in-the-sky

They can authorize about 200 HD channels on 105W. Rainier has signed up and become the middle-man of sorts for HITS. Our sponsors have the large commercial grade C-band antennas you need to capture the satellite signals. Start-up costs are not that great and you don't need much real estate for the dish farm. For example, Tek2000's 13.5' fixed antenna equipped with 3 feed horns will receive 101w, 103w and 105w which is where the majority of programming resides today. A second fixed dish could target 125w and 127w or 131w and 133w.

If you are a small broadband internet provider in rural America, getting into IPTV makes a lot of sense right about now. With minimal investment in time and money, you will be prime competition to DirecTV and Dish. HEVC encoded C-band signals will look so much better than what the other guys offer (i.e. MPEG4 and MPEG2). :lol:
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