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Again, you're focusing on the price, not the perceived value.I gladly (well, maybe not "gladly", but you get the point) pay around $100 a month for pay TV because of all the great content I get to watch, from Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Orphan Black to shows I can simply set to record if I want to sample them. Having all that content coming to me for one flat fee is worth the current price.Now, if the amount of content I find decreases too much or the price I pay for it...
Put enough killing into any show, and you'll get plenty of casual fans...
It's not hard to see this happening.Look at previous examples of Ala Carte, like AMC and the Disney Channel which were each between $5 and $10 per month before they started collecting $.50 or less a month per sub.Like it or not, subsidies happen everywhere:- Big expensive cars and SUVs help pay more small cars that make almost nothing (or even lose money) for the car companies.- Your bar tab helps pay for the overhead of people who only order food and coffee in a...
It's not about affording it. It's about the threshold of value.I wouldn't pay $3 for a McDonald's cheeseburger, despite the fact that it's only a couple bucks or so above the normal price. At that point, I can add a few more bucks and get a real burger from somewhere better. At a higher price, that better burger would hold more value to me.For me, $10 a month for something I don't get nearly as much use out of as the disc by mail service isn't worth it. However, $20 or so...
Don't feel bad for them yet - those "few little places" they are available contain a large percentage of the population of the country. It's not about how many markets, it's which ones.That's why D* can claim they serve 95% of the local TV viewers despite only carrying about 2/3 or so of the affiliates nationwide: they offer the markets that serve 95% of the population, not 95% of the available markets.
Certain people seem to take a large amount of glee in taking down any business that dares to go from small to big. We do the same thing with celebrities.Don't forget, Walmart started out as a single discount store. Home Depot was once one store they could hardly fill with merchandise. The difference between them and the small Mom and Pop stores is they figured out how to grow and become the big box.Amazon is the same way - and someday some business will come along and eat...
Except Aereo would definitely be doomed if they provided a terrestrial OTA signal not just out of market, but out of the country. You can't subscribe to Aereo abroad.
I altered my post to agree with you. I misread it the first time I posted.
We?I know the difference between legal and unenforced. It's illegal to jaywalk, but most people are never ticketed for it. It's illegal to go even 1 mile over the speed limit, but there are few cops that will ticket you for such a small amount.While I think a service like Aereo is something that should exist, I can't side with Aereo's methods that set out to deliberately avoid preserving copyright. What they're doing is the equivalent of counting cards in a casino.It's fun...
It's still a third party. That wouldn't wash anymore than it did with Kazaa.Further, unlike with Aereo, Sling is an outright box purchase. Aereo charges a fee equal to or exceeding that of Amazon or Netflix, both of which not only make their own content for that price, but buying content from studios - in addition to the cost of sending it along. Further, there are plenty of other boxes that access content at no cost beyond a one time flat lifetime fee.At $8 a month, does...
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