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AMDUSER
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join:2003-05-28
Earth,
kudos:1

Why doesn't Antennas Direct contact a local station..

Most areas have local ABC, CBS, even FOX affiliates, many of them would have no problems taking the money. [The irony is, that those same ads Charter refused to allow, would end up on Charter- by way of that station being on the cable line-up. ]

dishrich

join:2006-05-12
Springfield, IL
said by AMDUSER:

Most areas have local ABC, CBS, even FOX affiliates, many of them would have no problems taking the money. [The irony is, that those same ads Charter refused to allow, would end up on Charter- by way of that station being on the cable line-up. ]

The main reason why companies like Antennas Direct want to advertise on Charter cable (channels) is because it costs a lot less to advertise on cable channels thru the local cable co, vs (full-power) OTA stations...while still reaching a large portion of the local TV watchers...

axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
reply to AMDUSER
The only DVR I could find on there was a Tivo, no Hopper, so they should be good to go

Chubbysumo

join:2009-12-01
Superior, WI
Reviews:
·Charter
reply to AMDUSER
said by AMDUSER:

Most areas have local ABC, CBS, even FOX affiliates, many of them would have no problems taking the money. [The irony is, that those same ads Charter refused to allow, would end up on Charter- by way of that station being on the cable line-up. ]

charter has started cutting out national ads and showing local ads on nearly every channel. Remeber the superbowl last year? how pissed everyone was that the cool national ads on several MSOs and TV providers were cut out and showed shitty local ads? yea, it doesn't matter that they advertise on the national channels, because charter cuts the national ads now in most markets, on most channels.


Cabal
Premium
join:2007-01-21
Reviews:
·Suddenlink
reply to dishrich
Better coverage and includes the commercial:

»gigaom.com/2013/03/28/antennas-d···charter/
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Andy from CA
Premium
join:2008-09-05
Anaheim, CA
reply to dishrich
Bingo! Buying ad time on an OTA would be cost prohibitive but getting a spot on cable is within their budget. Reminds me of the story of the scorpion hitching a ride across the river on the frog's back. Hmmm.