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45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY
reply to tdouglas22

Re: Ads...

And that obscene $80+ fee every single subscriber pays for cable TV every month is all for nothing, right?

tdouglas22

join:2001-09-25
Memphis, TN
That $80+ is ALSO for the cable company that pays for the channels and maintains their network. Ads are the big cash cow for television series though.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to 45612019
said by 45612019:

And that obscene $80+ fee every single subscriber pays for cable TV every month is all for nothing, right?

the money from the commericals goes to the networks producing the shows. The cable companies get ZILCH of that money. Your monthly subscriptions pays so the cable company can be allows to offer you those networks. For example abut $6 of your bill goes fopr ESPN and ESPN 2 and you cable company has no chocie but to take ESPN 2 if they want to offer ESPN. Sure your cable company could refuse to pay that $6 and pass the savings on to you but then at least half their cusotmers would leave for satellite or FioS or U-verse then your cable company would probably go out of business.

Kearnstd
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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said by 88615298:

said by 45612019:

And that obscene $80+ fee every single subscriber pays for cable TV every month is all for nothing, right?

the money from the commericals goes to the networks producing the shows. The cable companies get ZILCH of that money. Your monthly subscriptions pays so the cable company can be allows to offer you those networks. For example abut $6 of your bill goes fopr ESPN and ESPN 2 and you cable company has no chocie but to take ESPN 2 if they want to offer ESPN. Sure your cable company could refuse to pay that $6 and pass the savings on to you but then at least half their cusotmers would leave for satellite or FioS or U-verse then your cable company would probably go out of business.

and due to who owns ESPN and ESPN 2, they have to be on a fairly basic package if the video provider wants to carry other channels owned by the Disney Group.
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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by Kearnstd:

said by 88615298:

said by 45612019:

And that obscene $80+ fee every single subscriber pays for cable TV every month is all for nothing, right?

the money from the commericals goes to the networks producing the shows. The cable companies get ZILCH of that money. Your monthly subscriptions pays so the cable company can be allows to offer you those networks. For example abut $6 of your bill goes fopr ESPN and ESPN 2 and you cable company has no chocie but to take ESPN 2 if they want to offer ESPN. Sure your cable company could refuse to pay that $6 and pass the savings on to you but then at least half their cusotmers would leave for satellite or FioS or U-verse then your cable company would probably go out of business.

and due to who owns ESPN and ESPN 2, they have to be on a fairly basic package if the video provider wants to carry other channels owned by the Disney Group.

Yeah and......?


45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY
reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

said by 45612019:

And that obscene $80+ fee every single subscriber pays for cable TV every month is all for nothing, right?

the money from the commericals goes to the networks producing the shows. The cable companies get ZILCH of that money. Your monthly subscriptions pays so the cable company can be allows to offer you those networks. For example abut $6 of your bill goes fopr ESPN and ESPN 2 and you cable company has no chocie but to take ESPN 2 if they want to offer ESPN. Sure your cable company could refuse to pay that $6 and pass the savings on to you but then at least half their cusotmers would leave for satellite or FioS or U-verse then your cable company would probably go out of business.

Cable channels are double-dipping. They get money from the cable companies for every person they have subscribed to cable TV. Then they get even more money from advertisements.

The big "free" networks like ABC, NBC and CBS that produce the most expensive shows only get money from advertising.

I think the cable channels could survive commercial free just from the money they get from people paying for cable service. The majority of them do not produce expensive content. You look at a basic cable package and it's mostly documentary and "reality" shows instead of scripted, action-packed shows.

krazyfiend

join:2011-02-15
The big 'free' networks get retransmission fee's too. See LIN Media, recently in the news over a squabble w/ D*SH (Charlie) ... enough sub's complained to high hell about missing out on the NCAA Tourney among other things--they made amends and the blackout was only for a couple of days.

»www.buffalonews.com/business/loc···7367.ece


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

said by 45612019:

And that obscene $80+ fee every single subscriber pays for cable TV every month is all for nothing, right?

the money from the commericals goes to the networks producing the shows. The cable companies get ZILCH of that money. Your monthly subscriptions pays so the cable company can be allows to offer you those networks. For example abut $6 of your bill goes fopr ESPN and ESPN 2 and you cable company has no chocie but to take ESPN 2 if they want to offer ESPN. Sure your cable company could refuse to pay that $6 and pass the savings on to you but then at least half their cusotmers would leave for satellite or FioS or U-verse then your cable company would probably go out of business.

Not true at all. Most cable companies insert ads and make money.