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#26 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:20 PM

If every channel was a la cart then there's no reason that providers wouldn't carry very channel and no need for disputes. The "disputes" would be people canceling their individual subs because of price increases.

 

So even though there is a set price per channel, you dont think that broadcasters would ever want to raise that wage?  Why on earth would you think that?


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#27 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:55 PM

If every channel was a la cart then there's no reason that providers wouldn't carry very channel and no need for disputes. The "disputes" would be people canceling their individual subs because of price increases.


And yet Showtime has been pulled from TWC and BrightHouse. :)
There would still be disputes.


As it stands, the "carry one, carry all" laws for locals make a la carte for locals illegal. Satellite and cable cannot offer you your selection of local channels. That is one area where congress has interfered with the free market. Personally I agree with "carry one, carry all" - I don't want to see small OTA channels booted off of satellite for channels carriers could make more money on. We just need a better way to license the content.
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#28 ONLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:31 PM

So even though there is a set price per channel, you dont think that broadcasters would ever want to raise that wage? Why on earth would you think that?



I'd guess in a la cart DIRECTV and others would get their money and Increases by increasing subs and a % of the price that's set by CBS etc since CBS would be available to every provider all providers would offer it at the same price. No one would charge more for all their channels or they'd lose customers immediately.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:34 PM

I'd guess in a la cart DIRECTV and others would get their money and Increases by increasing subs and a % of the price that's set by CBS etc since CBS would be available to every provider all providers would offer it at the same price. No one would charge more for all their channels or they'd lose customers immediately.

 

That is assuming a lot. What makes you think that the other providers would have the same price per channel?  Also what makes you think that their contract dates would be the same?  Someone's would end first and get a rate hike even if what you are saying is true.


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