reply to Kearnstd
Re: one way to lower content costs So the actors, directors, etc. get paid less so the studios and producers get more money? If you honestly think the price for these shows would go down because of that, you're a fool. Same thing could be said about the sports world.
why can't the major networks come up with a sports network to rival espn and put it on their 7 digital subs they are allowed to have.
Maybe all of the majors can get together and form a all sports/news network. It would be the same across the board except the local affiliates would be allowed to show local programming during certain hours (like midnight to 5pm then from 8 to midnight they would show live sports).
Canyon Country, CA
ESPN is owned by a major Network (ABC)
Both are owned by Disney
reply to DavePR
Even more, SPORTS are a known money machine.
even if many of us don't care, those that do will pay incredible amounts for..SEATS, COVERAGE, SPECIALTY mags and newspapers, etc.
the goal is to convince EVERYONE (particularly content providers) that NOBODY can live without !))% sports coverage 24/7.
I can, and don't wish to pay for all the foo-foo that goes with it.