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PaulHikeS2

join:2003-03-06
Fitchburg, MA
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reply to buzz_4_20

Re: Does This Mean

said by buzz_4_20:

I could save $20 by dropping that channel?

No. Economics of scale. Currently it's $4-$5 per subscriber for ESPN. If only 25% of current subscribers choose ESPN as a subscription, then theoretically the price would be $16-$20/month for ESPN to get the same revenue.
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buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME
True.
But they better slap a flat cost on that.
How pissed would people be if you only save $5 to drop it but it costs $20 to add it.

pjlahaie

join:2009-03-14
Ottawa, ON
reply to PaulHikeS2
said by PaulHikeS2:

said by buzz_4_20:

I could save $20 by dropping that channel?

No. Economics of scale. Currently it's $4-$5 per subscriber for ESPN. If only 25% of current subscribers choose ESPN as a subscription, then theoretically the price would be $16-$20/month for ESPN to get the same revenue.

And anyone that thinks they'll see saving of $4-5 per subscriber are nuts. They'll just pull the ESPN package out of basic, make it pay and keep the same rate and then charge $20-25/mo to subscribers for ESPN. Bills will not be reduced by how much they pay per subscriber for ESPN.