[mythtv-users] CBS sucks!

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Mon Oct 31 07:43:34 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Gary Buhrmaster
<gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 15:57, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
>> Every week their Sunday night lineup overruns due to (presumably) some
>> stupid sporting even that fails to finish in it's allotted time slot.
> The "event" programming (which includes the America football)
> is the most lucrative programming that the networks broadcast,
> and they spend hundreds of millions (and sometimes billions)
> purchasing the rights to broadcast them, and expect the
> commensurate profits.  Episodic TV (which includes almost
> everything after that on Sunday night) is just not in the same
> league profit wise.  And the networks are commercial enterprises
> interested in profit.  If CBS (or any other network) had a choice,
> they would gladly sacrifice the entire evenings schedule to the
> event programs and rake in the profits.

So why don't they? What's stopping them from running a second channel
full of events programming and the padding necessary to get them all

- Chris

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