The troll is back! Oh the memories..
Wonder what sparked the return? Probably read a paper or official document and thought "ah-hah! this will set them straight!
you are only guessing as to his location. What if he is west of Mawson?
Did you even read his post? He is 77km east of Mawson.
Remember that commercial broadcasters pay for transmitters by using advertising for that area.
Another lesson in how the broadcast industry works. Thanks Alan, we had no idea advertising pays for things. You're so wise!
Transfering a viewer to VAST reduces the income of the broadcaster for that local area providing the terrestrial transmitters.
But it's the SAME advertising. The same GWN7, WIN and TEN end up on the viewer's television whether they've got a digital terrestrial antenna or a satellite dish. Your argument applies to Remote and Central Australia, not Western Australia. There is no competing terrestrial and satellite licenses to deal with. This is exactly why they allowed the use of an Aurora card anywhere in WA outside Perth, including the middle of large regional cities.
There, I took the bait.
Edited by Smacca, 22 April 2012 - 01:48 PM.