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Automate

join:2001-06-26
Atlanta, GA

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reply to TBBroadband

Re: Open Mind

said by TBBroadband:

let their customers decide

Their customers have already spoken with their viewing habits. Current TV has the lowest ratings of any news channel. If that changes with the new owners (but with Al Gore still on the board or directors) they can always add the channel.

MURICA

join:2013-01-03

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How exactly does a network increase its ratings when no one can view it?

Rakeesh

join:2011-10-30
Mesa, AZ
Well they could start the same way a lot of new networks do: Pay per subscriber rather than bill per subscriber. Once they get market penetration, then they can start billing per subscriber.

MURICA

join:2013-01-03

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Al Jazeera English already offers carriage of their signal for free. Current TV did charge a meager sum of money for carriage but that will probably change now that Al Jazeera has purchased them.

It's quite unreasonable to expect a network to have to pay for carriage when they aren't selling anything like QVC and HSN.

Rakeesh

join:2011-10-30
Mesa, AZ
Why is that unreasonable? Many networks did that, the list would include SciFi, Fox News, Cartoon Network, and many others.

They can fund it with advertising, just like everybody else.


kamm

join:2001-02-14
Brooklyn, NY

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reply to Automate
said by Automate:

said by TBBroadband:

let their customers decide

Their customers have already spoken with their viewing habits. Current TV has the lowest ratings of any news channel. If that changes with the new owners (but with Al Gore still on the board or directors) they can always add the channel.

Typical BS argument. Current had excellent documentaries, they just lacked the funding to go to HD and TWC just want to extort some money from AJ, not to mention Current's anti-corporate-fascist stance which files right in the face of the interests of these scumbag corps like TWC.
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