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Does the SkyAngel lawsuit result encourage you to subscribe?
Posted 22 September 2004 - 08:12 AM
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 10:30 AM
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Posted 22 September 2004 - 02:30 PM
Please note that the Religious stations on Dish and DirecTV are primarily "Public Interest" programing paying the minimum fee charged by each respective satellite provider for use of one channel. They are there because there is a rule requiring Public Interest channels. Both E* and D* could make a lot more money in that space than religious channels.
Listen, the only reason Directv and DISH even put Christian TV on is because they get paid, and people like Family Net and Daystar promote DISH to Christians while their Pastors are saying "take a close look at what's coming into your home from the TV and what you are supporting with your monthly subscription".
D* and E* do see some customer demand for religious networks, so I wouldn't say they would not carry the religious channels unless forced. But it does help that so many are PI channels satisfying the PI rules and those who want the programming.
For those sensitive to what's coming in to their home, they can subscribe to E*'s minimum package - which includes the PIs and a base level of channels found on cable. And the channel locks work nicely to where even the adults may have trouble getting in to a channel they have locked. If they are really sensitive they probably shouldn't have a TV at all.
I don't know how people would stay informed about what is going on in the world if all they watched was SkyAngel channels. I suppose one of the radio networks would be the best bet. Be IN the world. Some times people are more concerned with the second part of that quote that they forget they are supposed to be IN the world, knowing what is going on IN the world.
But I digress ...
Posted 22 September 2004 - 08:18 PM
Posted 23 September 2004 - 04:15 PM