Re: TV Broadcast URI Schemes Requirements

From: Jack Lang (fw23@dial.pipex.com)
Date: Tue, Nov 30 1999


Message-ID: <00ae01bf3b05$728d4780$0a8db40a@netchannel>
From: "Jack Lang" <fw23@dial.pipex.com>
To: <fin@finseth.com>, <jeff.sussna@quokka.com>
Cc: <hardie@equinix.com>, <www-tv@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 07:35:13 -0000
Subject: Re: TV Broadcast URI Schemes Requirements

As Harald Alveson has pointed out, there are two orthogonal namespaces:
time/channels and programs.
They are not the same.

Jack Lang
ntl:
----- Original Message -----
From: Craig A. Finseth <fin@finseth.com>
To: <jeff.sussna@quokka.com>
Cc: <hardie@equinix.com>; <www-tv@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: TV Broadcast URI Schemes Requirements


>    Good point. Some advertisers will want to purchase "The X Files", while
>    others will want to purchase "3 AM on Sunday night". I would disagree
with
>    your characterizing of advertisers as a "tiny" market, though. Perhaps
tiny
>    in numbers relative to consumers browsing EPG's, but certainly not in
terms
>    of weight, power, or importance.
>
> ...and the URI scheme can handle this case quite well.
>
> Craig
>
>    Jeff
>
>    -----Original Message-----
>    From: hardie@equinix.com [mailto:hardie@equinix.com]
>    Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 1:51 PM
>    To: jeff.sussna@quokka.com
>    Cc: hardie@equinix.com
>    Subject: Re: TV Broadcast URI Schemes Requirements
>
>
>    > So far as I know, there is no one in the country who cares about
>    > watching Channel 2/Sunday/9:00pm.  However, lots of people want to
>    > watch the X-Files.  What people want identified is the content, not
>    > the time slot.
>
>    A minor nit: Advertisers, who provide ancillary content, may purchase
>    time in this fashion.  They commonly do so in order to "blanket" a
>    series of channels with the same advertisement at the same time.  They
>    also commonly want to check that the advertisement did, in fact, occur
>    at the stated time.
>
>    A tiny market, I grant you, but one that cares a *lot*.
>
>    (Private response, but feel free to discuss on the public list)
>
>
>    regards,
>    Ted Hardie
>