pnh102Reptiles Are Cuddly And PrettyPremium
Mount Airy, MD
|reply to LucasLee |
Re: MSOs are afraid of being relevant again
said by LucasLee:
you are misusing the term "monopoly".
A monopoly is defined as a market in which there is one source for a product or service.
If I want to watch a current episode of Pawn Stars, I have to go through the History Channel to get it. I can't go to any other (legitimate) channel.--
Romney/Ryan 2012 - Put a couple of mature adults in charge.
Err... I wouldn't consider a TV show the product/service. I would consider The History Channel itself the product..
|reply to pnh102 |
that's like saying Apple has a monopoly on iPhones. when the market under discussion would actually be 'smartphones', and the iPhone is simply one competing option.
if you were to look around, i'm certain you could find a show equivalent to Pawn Stars from a different network.
there are many other content providers offering other tv shows of various quality, and that is the market within which Pawn Stars exists. so unless the owners of Pawn Stars own all low rent garbage tv shows, then there is no monopoly.