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Current TV to be available for $5 per month a la carte


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#1 OFFLINE   dennispap

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

"Starting September 20th, add Current TV to any package for only $5 a month - or get it included in America's Top 200 package and above."

http://www.mydish.co...s/new-channels/

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#2 OFFLINE   TheFoxMan

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:52 PM

Good or bad, it appears to be targeting a liberal audience, so caveat emptor...

"Current TV president David Bohrman wants to transform his channel into a 24-hour liberal news network."

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

I wonder if this a la Carte business is going to be the future? Customers have been asking for it since the big dish echostar days. Regardless rest assured providers won't lose a dime....
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:40 PM

I wonder if this a la Carte business is going to be the future? Customers have been asking for it since the big dish echostar days. Regardless rest assured providers won't lose a dime....

Not at $5 for a channel that is one of a couple of dozen if purchased in a tier (AT200 in this case). Some of that goes for additional bookkeeping but when a higher tier channel is offered a la carte simply upgrading to the higher tier often makes more sense.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:36 PM

Not at $5 for a channel that is one of a couple of dozen if purchased in a tier (AT200 in this case). Some of that goes for additional bookkeeping but when a higher tier channel is offered a la carte simply upgrading to the higher tier often makes more sense.


Huh......? :lol:
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:19 PM

I was replying to your "Regardless rest assured providers won't lose a dime...." line.

Some of that $5 is burned by keeping track of who is paying it ... some of it goes to the channel provider. But there is some profit in a la carte. There would be no point in offering channels a la carte if everyone was not making money.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

I was replying to your "Regardless rest assured providers won't lose a dime...." line.

Some of that $5 is burned by keeping track of who is paying it ... some of it goes to the channel provider. But there is some profit in a la carte. There would be no point in offering channels a la carte if everyone was not making money.

Thanks, that's what I thought and that's what I though I said. ;)
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

$5 for a la carte is a rip when you can get the entire tier for $10 more, unless the a la carte channel is in top250 and you are in the lowest tier.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:03 PM

Has anyone tried adding the channels from the lowest tier?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:52 AM

$5 for a la carte is a rip when you can get the entire tier for $10 more, unless the a la carte channel is in top250 and you are in the lowest tier.


Well, yeah... but that's the point most people miss when they want a la carte... they think the a la carte channel will cost a dollar or less, but it won't.

If someone literally only wants that one channel, then they save $5... otherwise, you're absolutely right that they should just get the whole tier as it is a better deal.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

"Starting September 20th, add Current TV to any package for only $5 a month - or get it included in America's Top 200 package and above."

http://www.mydish.co...s/new-channels/


I think Charlie wants lots of a la cart channels.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

It's now worth 5 cents. How many times can they replay their documentary of how evil Walmart is? Sure, they're a bunch of greedy bastards, at Walmart, but they play it to death!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

Some of that $5 is burned by keeping track of who is paying it ... some of it goes to the channel provider. But there is some profit in a la carte. There would be no point in offering channels a la carte if everyone was not making money.


In the hey days of C-Band subscriptions, many al carte stations would cost the subscriber .80 to $1.50 per month. The computer / subscription setups at the time certainly didn't burn $4 in keeping track, it shouldn't now.

Having said that, in many cases, by the time you added what you wanted, some package deal would give you what you want and lots more for little extra cost.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

In the hey days of C-Band subscriptions, many al carte stations would cost the subscriber .80 to $1.50 per month. The computer / subscription setups at the time certainly didn't burn $4 in keeping track, it shouldn't now.

Having said that, in many cases, by the time you added what you wanted, some package deal would give you what you want and lots more for little extra cost.


Yep back the Skyvision had some great deals....also loved Green Sheets! he has awsome stuff to sell !!!!




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