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Old 02-14-2016, 03:42 AM
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Location: Georgia
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Good for ESPN, USA, TNT, and FX. I won't be buying them at that price.
Which is part of the reason they aren't $1 a month... they'd only cost $1 a month if everyone was forced to have them.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:28 AM
 
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Which is part of the reason they aren't $1 a month... they'd only cost $1 a month if everyone was forced to have them.
In the WSJ they estimated that only four channels cost over $1 in 2014. ESPN, TNT, Disney Channel, and NFL Network. Subsequently, I am sure Fox News has passed the $1 mark.

Of inexpensive SVOD services, Hallmark is $5 a month, but you can get a year's service for $36. Acorn TV is $5 a month or $50 a year. Seeso (comedy network) from NBC universal is $4 a month for subscription services.

It will be like Jack Benny's hotel (for old guys here). The room is cheap, but then he charges for the towels, the hot water, the bedsheets, sittin' fees, etc.

For younger people it will be like Ultra Low Cost Airlines, where the airline ticket is cheap, but there is a fee for carrying on a bag, for talking to a human, for printing your boarding pass, for using a credit card, for choosing your seat, and a fee if you want to make itinerary changes.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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With SlingTV you get ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, A&E, CNN, Disney, Cartoon Network, History Channel, Food Network, HGTV, AMC, Lifetime, TNT, Travel Channel, and Bloomberg for $20.
I have Sling TV also. I use none of my T Mobile mobile wifi data to watch Sling because of the special deal they are offering (must view in 480P) The video stops from time to time but overall I like it. I bought a cable for my ipad so I can watch it on my TV.
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:38 AM
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In the WSJ they estimated that only four channels cost over $1 in 2014.
Again: Only as long as everyone is compelled to take all channels on a tier. In other words, the current wholesale pricing is predicated in retailing the channels in packages.
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:11 AM
 
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Again: Only as long as everyone is compelled to take all channels on a tier. In other words, the current wholesale pricing is predicated in retailing the channels in packages.
Well, that was my point.

The cheapest SVOD service is $4 a month, and only Netflix has managed to reach over 50% of the total number of Cable TV households. HBO is commercial free and sold as an additional premium package by cable, closely resembles the business model of a SVOD service. But HBO is only targeting 10 million customers for their SVOD.

The industry is not going to cut their own head off. They will get their money somehow. Not everyone will survive the shakeout, but television is not going to suddenly be 80% cheaper.

But if you are happy watching twenty year old TV series, and you don't want to pay anything, you have more options than you did 7 years ago.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Howaboutno?
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Given how dumbed down tell-lie-vision is, the cable subscription may be the cause of his dementia. It's worth a shot. Everything on TV is a lie & that's demented.
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