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I pay for TV so why should I have to watch advertisements as well? I can get the main networks free over the air, then I understand there are commercials no doubt because then it's technically free. If something is free, advertise away, if I have to pay a monthly fee then it seems like double-dipping.
Should be as simple as, well, HBO/Cinemax/etc. They are premiums and you pay a premium, but no real commercials other than "intermission" between shows/movies.
Should be quite simple. The cable network seeks out buyers (Comcast, CenturyLink, Time Warner, Charter, DISH, DirecTV, etc), they negotiate a rate. The buyers pay the networks to provide their channel to the customer. The customer pays the buyer (provider). It's already done this way, but the advertisements are just space-fillers and corporate greed. Can't remember the last time I watched a commercial, oh that's right, the Super Bowl, because they're actually funny! It is rare for a commercial to entice me to buy something. If they don't adjust their business models, then poof, someone else will step in and do better (they already are).
They just need to do a la carte and end the misery.