The response was polite, but not encouraging. They thanked me for the feedback, because it helps them them know what people want added. They then said they are committed to deploying HDTV service, but that it's not easy due to bandwidth concerns, negotiations with the channel owners, low consumer demand for HD channels, etc. They finished by saying they don't have any plans to add channels that they can share with me at this time.lostcause said:what was the response??
miamicanes said:It's too bad cable competition hasn't taken off yet in the Miami area.
miamicanes said:If Comcast were forced to act like a competitor rather than a monopoly that gets a steady stream of customers by default, they'd likely play the one hardcore strategic advantage they HAVE over satellite: nearly unlimited bandwidth. They *could* carry every HD channel in existence... but for now, they don't, because they don't have to.
I work for a small local cable company in connecticut, we currently have 9 HD channels in our lineup, we would like to carry more, but that is not possible because of bandwidth contraints.
ScottChez said:I doubt it, in the earnings call today they said Dish now owns part of VOOM (that a controlling part though).
I would thing there is an exclusive deal out there for at least a little while.