... the same linear channels as the rented STBs... There are no regulations requiring consumer-owned host device access to non-linear services, such as PPV, VOD and SDV. The law determines the relevant distinction, not any one subscriber's personal preference. References to "the spirit of the law" is the most common refrain of people who are unhappy with the law as it was passed and adopted. The law is very explicit... if something was intended, then it must be written into the law. If it isn't written into the law, then there wasn't enough foresight or consensus to put it into the law and there is no way to tell which except by fiat. Fiat is the prerogative of the courts, making the decision based on what's best for all of society, consumers and business, not individual people, based on what's best for themselves as consumers. Nothing. There is actually nothing requiring any of them to offer any services except local over-the-air broadcast channels. That's why expanded basic is an advanced service and unregulated. Then don't make legal arguments (which is essentially the entirety of your message up to this point). If you are sad about the way things are, then just say that. "Shouldn't be allowed" is exclusively and unequivocally a legal contention. I am. The reversal of the Enforcement Bureau's over-zealousness make that very clear. Correct.