by Mike Masnick

Cablevision Launching Satellite TV Service

from the but-why? dept

Back when EchoStar was trying to buy DirecTV, there was talk about selling off some assets to regional cable TV provider Cablevision, in order to let them create a competitor out of thin air. Well, the EchoStar/DirecTV deal never went through, but apparently Cablevision still wanted to launch their satellite TV deal, so now they're pushing forward with those plans. There's been a lot of skepticism about Cablevision's plans for some time, but they've now launched their single satellite, with which they hope to cover the entire continental US (though, there are some questions as to whether or not the satellite will really be able to reach the western part of the US). And, so, it appears there will soon be three competing satellite TV providers in the US.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Jul 21st, 2003 @ 12:41am

    When is broadband TV coming?

    You know, the "future multimedia technologies" that people were talking about in the mid-1990s.

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  2. identicon
    Beck, Jul 21st, 2003 @ 8:29am

    Want to get in on the racket

    Maybe they will make their profits the new way. Once they go online they can start extorting people a la DirectTV with their threatened federal lawsuits. Looks pretty lucrative, as long as they set the price low enough to make a court challenge unworthwhile.

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