Re: End of Analog TV = Pirate TV????

From: Pip Chodorov (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 15 2008 - 01:15:24 PST

That's quite common in France, there are a hundred private pirate TV
stations that broadcast on UHF stations. One of them, Zalea, got
quite popular and for one year they were allowed to broadcast from
the Eiffel Tower by satelite. But the next year was election year and
they were shut down because they couldn't be guaranteed to give each
candidate equal airtime. They made a huge campaign for free TV and
struggled to stay on the air, but in the end they gave up the fight.
They are expected to start a new project soon. Meanwhile lots of
people are aiming their antennas out of trucks and broadcasting to a
cone of houses in their neighborhood. At least they were a few years
ago. With internet broadcasting now, I don't have much news from
these groups. Seems like a lot of work for little visibility.

At 22:56 -0800 14/02/08, k. a.r. wrote:
>One thing I hope happens when all the tv signals go digital, is maybe people
>can/will start having PIRATE tv channels, like how some people now
>have pirate radio
>If you could get some second hand analog broadcast gear, and have
>your own analog tv station?
>maybe it would only transmit a couple of blocks, like a lot of the
>pirate radio stations,
>but what if you tuned in to some random channel and there was some
>cool art, or some guy
>raving about ufos, or somebody jumping rope naked (you know who you
>are, my friend in Milwaukee)
>or whatever......
>Wouldn't that be cool?!!!1!!!
>It would be the best thing to ever happen to tv!
>Kristie Reinders, B.F.A.
>Director of Cinematography, Electric Visions
>Curator and Head Projectionist, Electric Mural Project
>The Mission, San Francisco, CA
>'A first class technician should work best under pressure.'
>- - - Issac Asimov
>> Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:15:44 -0500
>> From: email suppressed
>> Subject: Re: [FRAMEWORKS] Analog TV Historical Emergency
>> To: email suppressed
>> i think we're off by a year. it's scheduled for 2009. a whole year
>> to collect noise....
>> On February 17, 2009, federal law requires that all full-power
>> television broadcast stations stop broadcasting in analog format and
>> broadcast only in digital format. Here's what these requirements will
>> mean for you and your television viewing.
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