Re: TV Namespaces

From: Michael A. Dolan (miked@tbt.com)
Date: Tue, Aug 31 1999


Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19990831170933.007e24b0@cts.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 17:09:33 -0700
To: www-tv@w3.org (WWW TV List)
From: "Michael A. Dolan" <miked@tbt.com>
Subject: Re: TV Namespaces

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Harald-

I've never been to Norway, but I bet your TV stations all have ITU-
legal  callsigns.  However, even in the US, most folks couldn't tell 
you what they are for a given Broadcaster.  They are most commonly 
refered to as "Channel X", or by their Network Affiliation, "The XYZ 
(network) Station".

So, the lack of marketing presence for them may diminish their 
usefulness in practice by humans, but doesn't invalidate the 
namespace itself.

FYI, callsigns for TV are common in Mexico and Canada.  So, minimally 
it is at least a North American Continent thing.

	Mike

At 12:26 AM 9/1/99 +0200, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
>At 08:07 31.08.99 -0700, Michael A. Dolan wrote:
>>-
>>Namespace            Authority           US      Intern'l
>>- ----------------------------------------------------------
>>Callsigns            ITU                 Yes     Yes
>
>I think the point has been made several times:
>Outside the US, broadcasters generally DO NOT USE CALLSIGNS.
>
>The only consistent international use of callsigns is amateur radio.
>
>                              Harald A
>
>--
>Harald Tveit Alvestrand, Maxware, Norway
>Harald.Alvestrand@maxware.no
>
>
>
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