[mythtv-users] Zap2it discontinuance: any alternative?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Aug 7 17:19:28 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 07 August 2007 11:16, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Aug 6, 2007, at 9:17 PM, DaveD wrote:
> > I'm not very well informed, but I'm curious why
> > they didn't just start charging for the service.
> We don't know for sure, but I think it's because they're basically a
> wholesaler.  They sell listings to other businesses.  Having to deal
> with selling listings to a bunch of individuals would add overhead,
> and might reduce their core business by undercutting some of the
> companies they sell to.

Even worse than trying to collect from thousands of individuals, some states 
might decide it is a taxable "service", and start trying to grab a share, at 
least with states where TMS has a "presence".

I really don't blame TMS for not wanting to get into that sort of thing.

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