[mythtv-users] Schedules Direct Announces Initial Pricing

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Thu Aug 9 17:13:06 UTC 2007

On Aug 9, 2007, at 9:38 AM, John Arkoian wrote:

> I understand most of you will say this is for licensing the data  
> from the
> agregator... but come on folks, it is just data agregation.  So who  
> wants to
> quit their day job and start agregating publically available data  
> for 1.3
> million a year?  Heck, we won't be greedy... what about 1.0  
> million.  Any
> takers?

I very much doubt one person could aggregate all that data, even if  
you paid them $1.3 million.  And you'll need people to call up the  
stations and ask why you're not getting data from them, and to help  
with technical issues, and... pretty soon you've got a couple dozen  
employees, a building lease, a health insurance plan, and a server  
farm to take care of.  $1.3 million isn't looking like all that much  
money anymore.

I know the numbers sound big, and I feel awkward defending TMS, but  
you've got to contemplate the scale of what they're doing.

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