[mythtv-users] CBS sucks!

Matt Mossholder matt at mossholder.com
Mon Oct 31 12:48:34 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Scott and Nicole Harris <
snharris99 at live.com> wrote:

> > I have to wonder to what extent this is actually true. Don't get me
> > wrong, they do spend big bucks to get the contracts for sports, and
> > they are obviously interested in profit. However, with four "major"
> > networks, and only 2-3 really popular sports, you would think we would
> > be seeing one of the major networks fold if they lost a sports contract
> > for a couple of years running.
> Years ago, FOX was a fledgling network barely getting by.  They made a
> major move and bid an insane amount of money for the NFL contract and
> scooped it out from underneath CBS's nose.  Most analysts will tell you
> that if they hadn't pulled that off, FOX would not be around today.

Yep, that brought them a lot of eyes. However, we didn't see any of the
other networks fold because of it. It might be a lot of money, but it
obviously isn't enough that it put a serious hurting on the other networks.

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