[mythtv-users] Advertisement free tv? Well whats it worth to you?

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 20:21:45 UTC 2007

On 11/1/07, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/1/07, jedi at mishnet.org <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> > > On 11/1/07, Dean Collins <Dean at cognation.net> wrote:
> <snip/>
> > >> http://deancollinsblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/advertisement-free-tv-well-whats-it.html
> > >>
> >
> > I dunno. I don't think this would work. People are used to
> > getting their TV for free. So I think that there would be
> > considerable resistance to pay per view for everything.
> >
> > I think higher priced flat rate channels would do far
> > better. Although at the end of the day when it's all said
> > and done I think that "cheap" is king.
> >
> > The cheapest option will win out.
> >
> > It's the Walmart effect.
> >
> > I think downloads would catch on sooner that something
> > like this.
> i think if it was implemented well and marketed correctly, it would
> get used.  heck, kids that saw it would use it and their parents would
> have to pay for it. :)  i think it could work and has merit.  will the
> industry ever 'do' something like this?  i doubt it...

I think if it was implemented well, marketed correctly, and get used,
it would have ads. Cable TV started as a service which let you pay for
ad-free TV. Then it was gradually redefined that you're paying for the
"service" but the "content" is still free and therefore must be
supported by ads. Except when it's time to raise the cable rates, then
the rates are raised because "the quality content gets ever more
expensive", not because I get better service. But that's only until
the first ad, then the content is free again and must be ad-supported.

Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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