Re: The network thats right they will get their money one way or the other. if BB has to carry the load expect usage based billing to become standard and "fees" to rise accordingly.
Re: The network
said by norbert26:The last mile wire provider will get their money one way or another. If cable TV is going away, and broadband has to carry all the video, broadband prices will rise. Probably by using a pay per byte system.
thats right they will get their money one way or the other. if BB has to carry the load expect usage based billing to become standard and "fees" to rise accordingly.
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El Paso, TX
Re: The network
said by FFH:They've gotten their money "one way or another" for far too long now. It's high time we moved to something better than paying a toll for something that continues to drop in price (high speed networks) non stop.
The last mile wire provider will get their money one way or another.
But do not mourn for them when they die off. Because they can always take comfort in the billions they've made of consumers that had no other choice.
West Henrietta, NY
Re: Another attempt to avoid paying paper
said by contentking :One problem that the 'Big-Content' people have to overcome is their huge overhead. They like the big cable companies because there is limited access to that distribution channel. The bug guys are screwed if they have to start to compete with some garage-based little guy that is able to get a decent video series available on Netflix. See what is happening to the big publishing companies, now that Amazon and B&N are allowing independent authors to upload their e-books.
Lame re-transmitters of content are going to go down. Content producers are going to sell their content via Netflix and similar services anyway. Many of them (i.e. CBS) have their OWN on-line services - www.cbs.com . Content = King. Parasites on a back of Content are just parasites.
expired business model vs new business model. the 500 channel universe was a hint of what was to come, but had the wrong concept of what was to replace it. napster, bittorrent, various p2p and later streaming technologies supplanted demand in physical media and will now do the same to the traditional cable-tv subscription model as well.
consumers want access to entire libraries of multi-media (VIDEO, MUSIC, AUDIOBOOKS, SOFTWARE, GAMING, TEXT, ETC), not to pick and choose from tiered blocks of channels. (taxpayer funded) libraries will be a basic tiered level based on your residency. content companies will provide the next tier(s) as a value added product on top of broadband and phone service as a fully integrated product. the only higher priced exclusive content will be reserved for NEW media with a 65 - 90 day window of being considered NEW content and then gets bumped to the non-new tiers. content creators and media outlets which own the content will have to be satisfied with a revenue sharing model of consumption because the PPV or PPL (pay per view or pay per license) model is and should only be tied to NEW content. One day you could even see websites such as TPB evolve to serve up this content as a portal.
** Put any other restrictions or high prices on content and you will encourage wide-spread world-wide piracy as the default. perhaps we will see a renaissance of innovation that transcends the bad economy and allows the 21st century to get started in a big way with the next generation-- or we can have more of the status quo. with broadband set to expand to gigabit in the northeast and google fiber making inroads.. the CATV & multimedia content industries will have to come together to make a pact to be a value added model and a limited license model for NEW content only as it will not survive any other way. the small jumps in internet pricing have already made this model viable; they just have to aggregate the content onto servers and create portals.
Re: I still watch pay TV
said by IowaCowboy:mediacom charges an extra $15 to any one who has internet only. get basic ($30 where im at) and the $15 vanishes, basically the same thing.
TV will never die. If it wasn't pressure from regulators, I'm sure the cablecos would require purchase of basic cable in order to buy Internet and/or VoIP.
and why does netflix have an unfair advantage? because they provide content when people want? cable/sat has VOD that does the same thing. if anything data caps gives netflix a disadvantage.
i agree with the rest of your points though, i hate censoring, we have a tv ratings system for a reason if people are too dumb to not set the ratings on their tv's thats their problem in my view.