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Why do People Want Free TV?

Posted on 01 February 2005 by

Why do People Want Free TV?

By Thomas Hawk

“Shelly Palmer, Chair of the Advanced Media Committee New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (whew!), is out with a television industry insider’s write up that initially examines the realistic threat to the television industry of MythTV (given Sunday’s front page article on the software in the New York Times), but then turns to examine the reasons why consumers want free TV in the first place. Initially Palmer refers to MythTV as a DIY TiVo but notes that the Times lumps it into “a genus of technologies dedicated to helping people steal pay-per-view and premium television.”