I'm not big on conspiracy theories as i need to have concrete evidence for anything whether its bigfoot or ufos...I'll leave that for the history channel to figure out!
I know at least when it comes to the motion picture digital mediums aren't too big a threat to billion dollar industry, that is why photographic film is the still used. sure there a couple "digis" here and there, but still at some point there is a print-out or intermediate process on 35mm/S16mm. funny but has to do a lot more w/ insurance reasons than anything else. video storage systems and hard drives can fry or be hacked if you wave a big enough magnet in front of them. film is just much more trustworthy and I wouldn't doubt our good ol' friends in Rochester know that.