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Re: Lets face it
said by Skippy25:You can't buy a product a company is unwilling to sell. Under the current arrangement ESPN is making nearly $4/mo in subscriber fees from 110 million pay TV subscribers. Do you honestly think Disney is going to rock that boat?
I'm not sure how you make this argument. Consumers have the ultimate say and eventually we consumers and the programmers will come to realize this.
said by Skippy25:Yes, clearly because I think that companies will want to continue making money I must be working for the media industry.
The fact they have people like you coming here and claiming otherwise shows just how distorted this entire industry has become.
said by Skippy25:Please name any number of channel reductions in the last decade that would lead you to believe this to be true.
Provided the trend continues programmers will be killing off channels and trying to keep their core channels relevant.
said by Skippy25:Which wasted channels are you talking about? Channels like the home shopping network and QVC that PAY to have their channel carried, and hence result in subscriber bills actually being lower?
A la carte, regardless of what all of the anti a la carte people claim, will lower a vast majority of the prices for people and the good will quickly get separated from the bad and wasted channels and air time will quickly disappear.