Re: Don't see them suing Sling Media ...
said by Jim_in_VA:Maybe Sling Media isn't big enough for them to go after...yet? Also, it sounds like this TWC app will allow someone to watch channels separate from what is being viewed over the TV/cable box.
and the Slingbox, where you can view programming anywhere, anytime, on any device.
With the Slingbox, you are only viewing what can actually be seen on a TV in your home. It's almost as if going after Sling Media would be like telling someone that they could not watch their program if they sat too far away from the TV. My viewing distance is practically unlimited now, but I am still just watching shows using my equipment and the channel package I subscribe to.
It seems that TWC is providing their customers with a new way to deliver TV content, and without permission from the content providers. I think it is silly, but I do see the difference.
What's the point? I don't see what broadcasters are so upset about - You still need to pay for the cable service and be at home with your cable internet in order to use the app, so it really just acts as turning your iPad into another TV in the house. How are they losing money from this?
Though kudos to Time Warner for at least making some sort of effort to adapt its business model, even if it is somewhat pointless.
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Re: TWC built-in restrictions SHOULD not be sue-able
said by banditws6:a Smart judge would toss the case and tell them openly that this is no different than a second TV in the house since the person has to have at a minimum a "Double Play" of TV and Internet from TWC.
This is what I was thinking. Time Warner only lets you watch TV content via their iPad app if:
1. You are a Time Warner cable subscriber who already has access to the same content via your cable package
2. You are using it at home on your Time Warner Internet service
Given those restrictions, there is effectively no difference between this iPad app and another television in your house. I imagine that's why TWC figured they could release this app without any new licensing or permission from content rightsholders.
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said by SpottedCat:That's cause we're dealing with a bunch a corporate yahoo's who get big fat bonuses and could careless about what we think, as long we paying for those big fat bonuses.
Ever get the feeling that broadcasters DON'T want people watching their channel?
And here I thought the broadcasting industry was all about getting as many viewers as possible. Am I wrong?
This just defies common sense and logic.
They don't have to worry about "cutting costs" because of these big fat bonuses. I don't get any big fat bonuses....no bonus at all. They can kiss my big fat......boneass.