Originally Posted by BOZOO
So Rovi’s ability to receive data via Overseas and maybe Canada broadcast data services will remain in tact and supported. Who are the US data services that will no longer broadcast to Rovi?
Rovi supplies I-guide to Comcast, the Guide for DirecTV, the Guide for Dish NET and the Guide for TiVo. Just look for the TV guide logo on all of those Guides and then ask the questions; Does Rovi profit from these Guides? Does Rovi get data via these broadcast services? One would thing so.
It’s all a big lie, behind it are those free market people from Comcast, etc. They all demand that we Rent their Boxes to record digital TV and to just know what programs are on tub, some free market…
In Europe high speed internet cost $6 a month over fiber optics. Why, because there are over sixty companies competing for those dollars. Europe has true competition, the US has only Comcast and AT&T, some free market…
Rovi will not fail because of the big headache it would cause for Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, TiVo and others. They all would have to develop their own guides. Rovi has too many big friends to fail and those big friends are telling Rovi to end TVGOS.
Sony will be of no help, they are out bucked.
Here is a list of Tribune Media Services customers:
Here is a list of Rovi customers:
Here is a list of FYI Television customers:
It appears that Rovi is only disconnecting US TVGOS customers who's guides need inserters for data. This does not affect any other TVGOS customers world wide and it also does not effect devices that can get their data from an internet connection. The cable companies do not get their data delivered to them by inserters.
According to the notice in our guides Rovi is saying that they are shutting down the TVGOS equipment but this can not be true because the Canadian customers will lose their TVGOS data so I think that Rovi is only removing the inserters from the broadcast stations in the US and leaving all the other infrastructure in place. I can not see how this saves them much money so I beleive they are trying to get US TVGOS customers to run out and buy a new device that has their new guide in it.
As for why things go the way they do in the US, I will stick to this statement "We have the best government that money can buy".Edited by Jed1 - 11/9/12 at 1:52pm