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Re: Have fun spending $300 a month on cable, dumbasses. It's not like we are tied to our recliners. If someone can't provide a way to fund an entertaining television program without bombarding the viewers with annoying advertisements, people will change the channel or do something else.
They can find a way to fund an entertaining television program without ads. It's called HBO, and it costs $20 a month.
Have fun paying $30 a month for Comcast/Universal's bundle of channels, another $30 a month for Disney's, $30 more for News Corporation, $30 for Viacom, and on and on...
You want another current example of how much your programming will cost when you have to pay for it in full because ads don't subsidize it? Look no further than the iTunes store, where every new episode of a TV show costs $3 and a whole season will run you over $60. But hey, at least it doesn't have commercials, right?
I don't have to pay for it if I don't believe it is worth it, just like I don't have to sit through advertising if I choose no to do so.
But the content owners will force you to. They will stop Dish in their tracks and issue lawsuit against them. I wouldn't be surprised if one isn't issued by the end of the week or even on Monday. hollywood will NOT allow this to happen. And if they do- id hate to be any company's customer where they're about ready to talk content rates because they will be going up.
People seem to forget, Disk is not some off the wall start-up that can be squashed quickly, they have the money and lawyers to fight it all the way up to the supreme court which will take many years before a final decision is made and in that time just watch product placement become more and more common, for a good example watch the truman show movie.
reply to 25139889
I stopped going to movies because of commercials and rising prices. I simply won't watch TV if it becomes a burdensome annoyance or costs too much. Nobody is forcing anything on me. I watch more programs on TV now because I can skip through commercials. If that feature goes away, I'll watch fewer shows, just like I did before I could skip commercials. If TV can't survive without showing 20 auto insurance or sex drug commercials every hour, so be it. It's just not for me then.
said by jmn1207:And you're not alone. There have been several assessments of cord cutting rates and people have gone to piracy and/or Netflix. For half the people I know Netflix is their new TV. Funny how TV shows are just as good 6 months later.
It's just not for me then.
I want worldwide pay-per-view.
reply to jmn1207
said by jmn1207:Ok Einstein how can they fund these shows without advertisements then?
It's not like we are tied to our recliners. If someone can't provide a way to fund an entertaining television program without bombarding the viewers with annoying advertisements, people will change the channel or do something else.
That's for them to figure out. I watch entire seasons on Netflix without commercial interruptions. Netflix is even creating their own series all from affordable subscriptions. I've found that my favorite shows over the last few years are on the premium pay channels.
Commercials are ok if they aren't overused and distracting as hell. If this works for everyone, then I will find something else to do. Right now my choices are premium channels, subscription video services, and a DVR that allows me to skip commercials. If these options go away or become too costly for me, I'm not going to be forced to watch advertisements or forfeit half my salary just for a smidgen of entertainment. I won't do it.
I stopped going out to movies because of the increased prices and 20 minutes of commercials they show before the feature begins.
reply to flashcore
reply to flashcore
You mean the same as others over Tivo and didn't go very far? The Supreme Court will NEVER hear a case like this. And if you forget- Dish can be as big as they want - they do NOT own the content that they are selling. That is the key part. They are modifying it to a degree on THEIR side.
Content owners will win in this one. Rate hikes for all- at least Dish Customers.
reply to jap
Cord-cutting? LOL. Drinking the BBR cool-aid on that one. Doesn't really happen. The numbers are so low its not even funny.