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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to JigglyWiggly

Re: Just a question

said by JigglyWiggly:

no
we already pay the cable bill

either that or just netflix

You aren't paying the true cost of running a TV channel or producing programming, otherwise you'd be paying $10-$15 per channel.

UncleDirtNap

join:2006-08-26
Pittsburgh, PA

Not even close to being accurate or true. The cost of any one channel would be a function of how many people are willing to pay to watch it. It's no different than any other product or service. If a channel has many people willing to pay for it the cost of production is split by many more customers.

There's really some very fundamental economics in play here that the media companies don't want people to realize so they can continue to reap billions is forced subsidies for the crap they produce that nobody watches.



fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2

said by UncleDirtNap:

Not even close to being accurate or true. The cost of any one channel would be a function of how many people are willing to pay to watch it. It's no different than any other product or service. If a channel has many people willing to pay for it the cost of production is split by many more customers.

There's really some very fundamental economics in play here that the media companies don't want people to realize so they can continue to reap billions is forced subsidies for the crap they produce that nobody watches.

That's wrong. There are several FIXED costs and this business is stupendously expensive. You people don't realize what a bargain you're getting...


GlennAllen
Sunny with highs in the 80s
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join:2002-11-17
Richmond, VA

Thanks to this "bargain", everything we buy costs 10 times more than it should. (OK, I exaggerate... but only a little.)



tshirt
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join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
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reply to UncleDirtNap

said by UncleDirtNap:

There's really some very fundamental economics in play here that the media companies don't want people to realize so they can continue to reap billions is forced subsidies for the crap they produce that nobody watches.

The really fundamental economics are that there is NOTHING on TV that NOBODY watches.
There are people that ENJOY 1 hour long infomercials and look how many shopping networks there are making money hand over fist.