Readers of this blog will know that I’ve written a lot 亚博体育app下载苹果版 broadcast radio vs satellite radio. 我一直在说通过卫星广播的炒作被夸大了，广播电台不会很快消失。
Well now it comes to light that satellite’s ace in the hole, free speech, may not last. That’s right,FCC可能会追随卫星。
杰夫贾维斯指出了这一点a post he wrote today。
I would say this, if I were a radio broadcaster, I’d be petitioning the FCC over this for sure. How is it fair that satellite gets a free ride to say whatever they want over regulated airwaves and broadcast does not?
Broadcast radio will have the technology in place to operate subscriptions channels with HD radio in the very near future. Does this mean that the FCC will have to apply whatever rules they apply to satellite to those paid channels?
It’s a huge issue for satellite and I hope the investors in those stocks are thinking 亚博体育app下载苹果版 this the right way.
Now all that said, I am a fan of free speech, as is Jeff and most intelligent people in this country. I’d rather see the FCC stay out of this whole issue entirely, but that’s not likely as long as we have our current administration in power.
So get ready for the fight over censorship in subscription media. It’s next.