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Well at least some of the big names in media are talking out and Sun Valley, Idaho -- -- Allen company conference Denis Neill is live from the event.
He's got some choice words and I AC CEO Barry Diller on his controversial TV streaming service our -- Dennis.
Hello -- -- to on the mobile watch at the Allen company conference where.
I could make millions of dollars in the media are told to shunned the media.
Today we got some nice -- this morning Disney CEO Robert Iger came by looking fit and trim but not talk at HP CEO Meg Whitman.
Storied past won't comment on whether they ought to sped off predators Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates walking path -- And of course Microsoft the middle that big -- to try to turn the company into something that other than the slow moving slow growing utility.
But then came Barry Diller and his designer wife Diane von Furstenberg and -- whom I've known a little bit since 1987.
Actually -- to talk to us now -- is all -- service.
Got sued again yesterday by the broadcast networks in Boston court.
And some broadcast network executives have told me privately that ultimately Ariel and Barry Diller are gonna lose I asked them about that idea.
Ultimately losing get a lesson.
Why would we ultimately who do lose when we -- he won twice why would why would anyone think we would ultimately lose.
This has been observed that has earned him the way all of this has been way overboard just because it's -- -- drama.
But no that's not that's not the case at all.
If you're interested in ordinance which is what we think anybody who makes and distributes programming here is interest that it should be considered.
Or we -- -- -- benefit will that or.
What are -- does -- it basically steals broadcast networks signals out of the sky.
And resells them to cell phone users.
Without paying the networks any cut that's a big cable TV systems aren't allowed to do legally and all they -- violating copyright.
But what -- scheme does Ariel if they put into the hundreds of tiny little antennas as each had -- -- each cell phone user has a separate little antenna as a loophole around belong to other networks are betting that ultimately gets thrown out of court that there's no way can work.
You gotta wonder whether Ariel can ever expanded service to cable channels because they are not free over the air broadcast signals.
So they're very limited upside profit here and I asked Diller or are you just trying to shake up the networks and -- -- and and that's why.
He gave me that irascible -- quote that's utterly absurd suggest.
I'll be back with more later today and more absurd suggestions.
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