True, and we could look at each one of those costs and develop a strategy to minimize or reduce each one.
But that's why you higher excessively priced CEOs and others far smarter than I to control those costs and creatively manage other expenses to keep the overall cost of the product down. If DirecTv, or any other provider, truly wanted to make a splash in the TV business how about lowering the price of the product while keeping the quality the same.
All of that is being done, but you can't creatively wipe them all out, they are still going to increase. You can manage them to a point. You don't want to skimp on how to build a satellite or how to build out HD channels, etc.
It would also be really cool if HBO, ESPN, Viacom, Turner, A&E, Liberty, Showtime, CBS, NBC, FOX, etc, etc, wanted to make a splash in the TV business and lower their prices while keeping the quality the same, keep creating new shows, etc. Of course then the actors, writers, producers, directors, etc would have to lower their costs in producing those things. The leagues would have to lower their demands on licensing for sports, etc. You get the idea.
Edited by Satelliteracer, 27 December 2012 - 12:33 PM.