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#126 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

Maybe 10 plus the broadcast networks.....

I'd be good with that!:)


My fear is that 8 of them would be reality shows only, one would be non-stop infomercials, and the 10th one would be Fox News. :eek2:

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#127 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

My fear is that 8 of them would be reality shows only, one would be non-stop infomercials, and the 10th one would be Fox News. :eek2:


Yikes - when you put it that way.... Maybe I should reconsider!

That would just leave me with the broadcast networks.

Maybe we should decide what the 10 channels are.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

For Optimum, DVR service is $10.95 month and each cable box is $6.75 a month. Each CableCard is only $2.

So I returned my cable DVR and got a TiVo Premiere for free with a 2-year activation and got a CableCard, and I've been saving money, even with TiVo's $13.95 a month fee.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

Exactly...and what many a la carte advocates don't realize is that most would be forced to the second option: cease transmission. We would be left with perhaps 10 general interest channels.

I seem to recall something called the law of supply and demand and this may relate to that somehow. If we general interest subscribers stop subsidizing the niche channels they would go away. Would that be a bad thing? :lol:
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#130 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

I seem to recall something called the law of supply and demand and this may relate to that somehow. If we general interest subscribers stop subsidizing the niche channels they would go away. Would that be a bad thing? :lol:


Depends on what you define as niche. If we consider anything below the top 10 cable networks as potentially niche channels, that would include Nickelodeon (#11), SyFy (#12), MTV (#16), AMC (#17) and Comedy Central (#19) based on their 2011 primetime ratings.

There are a lot of popular channels that didn't even make the top 20 - Speed, NFL Network, CNN, BBCA, Lifetime, etc.

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#131 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

I am surprised (and saddened) that Fox News is on the list. Also surprised with MTV even being in the top 300! Makes me afraid for the future.

Other than those two - I'd be good with the top 20 and to dump the rest! How soon can we make this happen?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

I am surprised (and saddened) that Fox News is on the list. Also surprised with MTV even being in the top 300! Makes me afraid for the future.

Other than those two - I'd be good with the top 20 and to dump the rest! How soon can we make this happen?


Why so sad about FOX News on the list? I think that it's a good thing, that FOX News is doing so well. Who's going to balance off the mainstream media's biased coverage, if FOX News doesn't?

I'm also pleased to see Nick At Night's ratings tank. It wouldn't have anything to do with their desire to over jam the commercial content and make their shows almost unwatchable now, would it?

#133 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

Fox News is totally biased towards the right. MSNBC is totally biased towards the left. Everybody else falls somewhere in between.

Almost makes you want to go read a paper...for as long they last.

That's what has me worried about the future.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:21 PM

Directv's average customer bill is in the low $90s

Ours is $49.95!!! (When i signed up it was $29.95 and not much worse then)


I cant believe how high it is now AND FOR BASICALLY CRAP!!




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