Indecency makes strange bedfellows
: There’s an odd consensus of sorts forming around the notion that thereal solution to is to kill broadcast and increase choice.
Jonathan Rintels at CreativeVoices. just sent me this email:
We debated the Parents TV Council on CNBC last night. Rather than endorse Sen. Ted Stevens’s call today to extend FCC broadcast indecency regs to cable and satellite, we were pleasantly surprised (shocked?!) that PTC agreed that our solution was far preferable: give consumers the right to pick and choose what cable channels they want, rather than eat the broadcasters’ and cable companies’ “packages,” larded with channels that offend them. PTC went on to say that technology would soon solve the problem of objectionable content on cable, via VOD and digital cable boxes.
In many ways, I think the debate may be between Old School/Old Media vs. Technologically Savvy New School/New Media