Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:18 AM
I would disagree with both of those statements. First, violatating the "privacy" of some poptart or minor royal is hardly the same thing as broadcasting the words of a mass-muderer, received from an intermediate they refuse to identify. IMHO, no one should do business with such an outfit. Probably best to leave it there.
But as to the "we all pay for content we don't like", yes, of course. Certainly we all could list a, for most quite lengthy, list of basic channels we NEVER watch. Not really the issue in the sports context. This is a more simple discussion. Should such content as soccer be included in a base package (in DirecTV terms either the basic "Choice" lineup or in the "Sports Pack") , or should it be in a soccer package? All I am saying is that such content is of such non-interest and appeals to such a different group that is should be in a "soccer pack" and not in the general content. In my experience the soccer group has no interest in other sports, and, certainly the ratings bear out that most people have no interest in soccer. Those who wish to pay for it, should, without expanding costs for the vast majority that are not intrested in a European sport. In much the same way that cricket, foreign language content, and, for that matter, HBO, is pay-extra.