said by nfotiu:
And you are ignoring the fact that the government is not already hip deep in this, and has played a pretty big part in creating this mess. Look up the FCC forcing North Carolina cable companies to carry MASN even though not enough people were watching it to even register in the ratings.
So when the government screws something up the answer is more government? I'm sure they'll get it right this time.
No one is paying any amount for any programming except HBO, Showtime, etc. Cable TV customers are paying for a service, not for content. You're paying for access.
Man, I went to that concert and paid $70 for songs I don't like and only $10 for songs I do like. What a ripoff.
said by matcarl:
It's true though, this package is being promoted as if it just excludes the sports channels. There are several others missing.
This I'll agree with. They should not market it as their sports-free solution. They should market it as a budget package stripped of the most expensive content.