| |batterupI Can Not Tell A Lie.Premium
Re: Oes Noes
said by Sarick:How about reality TV with ad placement?
Example in a resent episode of Teenwolf a few well placed advertisements where placed in the show for icebreakers candy/mints.
Can't wait for the day when broadcaster just have banners ads scrolling on the bottom of the content like they have those permanent logos they have now. MUCH more annoying than commercials, but stuff like this won't leave them a choice. Of course it won't be nothing but reality shows anyway since scripted shows won't be worth producing since there will be very little profit in them. Also kiss those 24 episode seasons good bye. Say hello to 16 episode seasons, so more reruns. Which is ok since they already paid for that content that would make them more ad money than having a new episode even if the ratings are lower.
Re: Can't wait for the day
said by 88615298:I think you are right. The ads will be embedded in the content. And then no amount of pirating, torrenting, DVR'ing, fast forwarding will skip the ads.
when broadcaster just have banners ads scrolling on the bottom of the content like they have those permanent logos they have now. MUCH more annoying than commercials, but stuff like this won't leave them a choice.
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Re: Can't wait for the day
said by workablob:You really need to think about what you said. Also if you think people are just going to make content for free without expecting some compensation you're dreaming. If the movie and TV industry went belly up the economy would collapse. Do you know how many people are employed directly or indirectly by the movie and TV industry?
I would love the motion picture and television industry to go belly up.
America spends way too much time watching instead of doing.
Besides, there is content galore on the Internet to keep me busy until I'm toes up on a slab.
| |CosmicDebriStill looking for intelligent life
Port Saint Lucie, FL
| |said by 88615298:24 episode seasons??? Where the hell you been? That died off YEARS ago. 13 episode seasons are the norm now. We get 4 shows, then a mid season break of 2-3 months, then 4 more, then another 2 months off, then the rest. THEN a year before the next 'season'. It's totally offensive to me. I've forgotten about more shows that I would like to watch because I can't be bothered to watch tv by my calendar.
Also kiss those 24 episode seasons good bye. Say hello to 16 episode seasons, so more reruns.
TV always has been marginally stupid, but even if you find a good show, it's 55-60% content, and 45% advertising the same 3-4 commercials endlessly that get tuned out after the first viewing.
Yay short attention spans???
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I reject your Reality and substitute my own! -- Adam Savage, Mythbuster
Re: You think retrans fees are high now You are polling one datapoint, consider the following:
1. The average star makes 10x more per episode than 1980 with only a 3x inflation factor. So say that Don Johnson made $100k/episode doing Miami Vice, Charlie Sheen was making almost $2m/episode w/ syndication (which say Don Johnson never had in those days).
2. The kindle for a while came in ad-supported version which was 20% less than the ad-free version. So you could theorize that using say your datapoint, that ad-free TV should cost on average 20% more.
3, The current model is a socialist model, all or none. Cable companies argue this is most efficient, and this is most certainly 100% wrong, because given a basket the average person watches no less than 10 channels and as probably as many shows. Unbundling would quickly:
1. Destroy sports contracts which proobably cost you at least 30% of your cable bill and growing
2. Provide supply and demand for actors salaries (meaning they are paid way too much)
3. Eliminate unprofitable shows and channels. One would think they would just go belly up, but you would be wrong because most of them would simply move to an OTT model (stream directly).
4. Provide MORE choice, not less. Once you get to an OTT model, the distributors are cut out and can't control who gets seen.
5. Ads could come back as relevant. Once a niche player understands the clientele, they can target ads. No say put an advertisement for Purina Dog Chow on the Cat channel.
Case in point: Glenn Beck. I keep coming back to him as the wave of the future. Blaze TV is a channel on Roku, and even on some regular cable. Since GB left, he has made many times more $$$ going independent and since he has no corporate watchdogs he can basically behave as he wishes.
6. Freedom goes up, not down.
In any case cable is a failed model, it just has to unwind and that will mean sports empires will get dragged down or try to halt the change.
Eventually sports teams will smarten up and do away w/ windows and blackouts and determine it is more profitable to increase exposure rather than get Dallas to drop $1billion on a stadium, and charge for it. Live sports will continue to be targets for ads because they can put their breaks in there....