Cable companies are wanting to encrypt basic cable programming.
Boxee’s CEO says “We looked hard to see what consumer benefits could come out of that ruling, and we couldnâ€™t find any,”
To me, the most revealing piece of info in that article is:
I am somewhat torn on this.
People who subscribe to internet only shouldn’t be getting basic channels for free, but I like the fact that clear QAM is available.
Cablevision and I think Comcast won waivers for certain urban areas, claiming among other things that they’ll reduce carbon emissions by having fewer truck rolls.
What Boxee needs to do though is quit whining and roll out a CableCARD solution. Cable companies are going to win waivers and not everywhere will be unencrypted. CableCARD solves this.
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