[mythtv-users] tv guide line-up free
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Sep 7 15:50:16 UTC 2007
On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 10:11:18PM -0700, kijuhty kijuhty wrote:
> >> guide data owner getting upset with people abusing their service and
> nearly terminating it completely.
> That's not the impression I got at all. Tribune was fishing for a way to
> get Myth users to pay for the epg data. After they announced they were
I dunno. I don't think the amount of money involved her is of
much interest to Tribune. I suspect that they are more concerned about
loss of revenue from commercial customers.
> going to "terminate it", they started soliciting for a model that would
> allow them to charge Myth's users. If they really wanted to terminate it,
I think here they were more interested in the community organizing
the solution and policing things. They don't view the whole venture as worth
their effort. If the policing and administration is free then they are willing
to allow consumer users. Otherwise, it seems that they would rather not bother.
> they would terminated it--not started fishing for money from Myth's users.
> If the Myth community had said 'no' we won't pay for it, my guess is Tribune
> would have gone back to giving it for free because it would have cost a lot
> more to work around scrapers and try to handle the impact that it has on
> their advertising model than to just continue to give it for free. But
> since the Myth developers offered to help them monetize it, of course
> Tribune was happy with the outcome.
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