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Cable TV’s Big Worry: Taming the Web

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Mark Holtz, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    From New York Times:

    Cable TV’s Big Worry: Taming the Web
  2. GaryPotter

    GaryPotter AllStar

    Apr 12, 2008
    Well, here's some thoughts:

    1. End ALL onscreen ads during shows.

    2. Stop never ending marathons.

    3. Don't stretch non-HD content.

    4. Stop censoring movies.

    There ya go.
  3. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    1: Agree

    2: Can take it or leave it depending on the show

    3: More people complain about bars on screen then stretched programming. If people really cared about PQ they wouldn't sub to cable.

    4: They would have to charge more per channel and compete with the premium stations to make it worthwhile as far as studio contracts.

    The key is learning what the print companies did wrong. They gave out their product for free. Free is a not a business model that will allow companies to sustain.
  4. Ashtonian

    Ashtonian AllStar

    Jan 31, 2007
    what's with the fuzzy bits huh? I'm over 21
  5. WrongCheese

    WrongCheese New Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    Don't worry. If cable cos lose their revenue from the TV service they will simply charge a lot more for internet. Besides if this was really the case and people started watching things online, DBS providers would be in deep trouble.
  6. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006

    We aren't even close to this becoming an issue. The average internet connection speed in the USA is 2.3Mb/s or 287 kilobytes per second. People in this country have a hard time hooking up a DVR. Someone is going to have to make it real easy to deliver internet to the tv set.

    What we have now is good for at least the next 10 years. Will internet delivered content become increasingly available? Of course. Will it take the place of satellite or cable... not any time soon.

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