[opendtv] Re: Analysis: Broadcast's $1 Billion Pot of Gold

  • From: dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 08:43:23 -0700

I'm strongly with Craig on this issue, if my opinion really matters.  And, 
as I have stated before, I have additional reasons for a la carte.  John 
Shutt's points are well and valid, but it doesn't negate the other very 
useful reasons.  And it doesn't negate the option of a bundled package.

I wouldn't call it whining, but I wish more people cared about what media 
they are purchasing and what their family members were watching.


"Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx> 
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07/09/2008 08:21 AM
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[opendtv] Re: Analysis: Broadcast's $1 Billion Pot of Gold

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> If you add in the rest of the cost of extended basic cable U.S.
> consumers are paying nearly $5 billion per month to watch TV
> channels crammed full of ads.

Quit whining about this, Craig.

John Shutt gave you a perfectly valid explanation as top why things
would not go as you think with a la carte. I know it will fall on deaf
ears, because it has done so countless times in the past.

So here's the real point. The vast majority of US households is
perfectly willing to pay what they are paying. The obvious explanation
being, they are not being charged enough.

You know, like the price of gasoline until, PERHAPS, very recently. It
was not high enough, if so many people were so overtly wasteful with it.

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