[opendtv] Re: News: Fox News Wants To Double License Fees

  • From: John McClenny <jamcclenny@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 08:18:06 -0500

On 5/6/05, Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> An indication of things to come?
> Would I pay $.50/month to view FNC if it were offered ala carte?
> Perhaps, but if I did, I would not pay for the other news channels,
> so the net to the cable/DBS operator would be less. The dirty little
> secret of multi-channel TV is that they are collecting huge sums of
> money for the content moguls, and with the current tier system we are
> forced to pay for all the stuff we don't watch.
 The flip side of this is that we would pay more for the content we do watch 
if that cost is spread over fewer subscribers.
 I like ala carte as it would put some pressure on content pricing by 
providing more transparency to pricing for the consumer. The true cost of 
ESPN may not be worth it to some subs.

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