Hey Cablevision, Dish subs: Get an antenna!

When the first automobiles broke down or mired in the mud, the common call (we know this from studying history, not living it) was "Get a horse!" As the cable and satellite industries become mucked up in retransmission disputes, Antennas Direct, which (here's a surprise) makes over-the-air TV antennas, has an answer for subscribers: "Get an antenna!"

"The gods have smiled upon us and we are blessed by the bad fortune and shortsightedness of the cable companies," Antennas Direct President Richard Schneider said in a news release. "A DTV antenna is bringing their subscribers the content they can't deliver with a much better picture and at no cost. We love competing with the cable companies."

At least somebody's happy about the whole mess.

For more:
- see this news release

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