Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:33 AM
Fundamentally, professional sports stars are stars just like movie stars. The big names in both are phenomenally overpaid. Then there are the good supporting "actors" that are well paid, and then there are the bit players that work for scale.
We have the premium movie packages - HBO, Showtime, Starz, Epix - for those who like to see the movie stars in action. We have the sports channels for those who like to see the sports stars in action. But the sports channels tax me - and it is a tax supported by Disney, Fox, and Congress - so those who like to see the sports stars in action don't have to pay for an expensive special premium package.
If something isn't done to stop this, many millions of us who don't watch ESPN will drop satellite and cable because streaming shows from the streaming services like Netflix, HULU+, Amazon, etc., doesn't involve taxing us to subsidize sports fans.
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