In an article on Bloomberg news they cited an upcoming FCC rule about Sinclair Corporation Next Gen TV. According to the article Sinclair has the exclusive patents for this new technology.Basically, if the FCC passes this new regulation every broadcaster will need to incorporate this technology. The article also pointed out that most current TV’s will either have to have some type of adapter or will be obsolete within five years. This applies to all forms of TV reseption including OTA signals using an antennaNext gen TV will allow them to track everyone and target specific advertising similar to what is done when you access the Internet.A number of consumer groups and industry groups are not in favor of this new ruling citing increased costs for consumers. Cable and Satellite providers will need to invest in new cable boxes in order to display the Next Gen TV content and also pay a royalty to Sinclair to use the technology. This will mean higher costs to consumers.
In an article on Bloomberg news