- This topic has 29 replies, 13 voices, and was last updated by DocCrow.
October 30, 2021 at 8:50 pm #161016
Hey Even Stalin made a deal with Hitler in the beginning.
And how’d that turn out for him?
Now I really feel dirty.November 1, 2021 at 2:11 am #161121
I will pray for you BroNovember 1, 2021 at 1:37 pm #161171
this may help.November 1, 2021 at 3:12 pm #161174
All cool Butlereer. We gotta do what we have to doNovember 2, 2021 at 11:18 am #161245
I rarely post, but had to on this one. You are decidedly wrong if you think you are not paying for the Disney family of networks and they are “just” included with your TV package. I work in the entertainment industry at one of the largest companies in the US. The contract cost to carry ESPN, Disney, ABC, and their associated channels is an $18.99 PER month cost to the carrier for EVERY active base TV subscriber. At approximately 18 million TV subscribers you do the math on what we pay those idiots EVERY MONTH! People wonder why video costs keep increasing, here is a prime example.
Remember, there is no free lunch, that cost is passed to the consumer. Then keep in mind the other network channels and their costs. I can tell you we eat the cost of some of them. Unless you see what is under the covers, you will never understand. This is exactly why they are doing direct to the consumer streaming. They want the money without the middle man. Then promise to do it cheaper. That’s because they can set the rates at any time, and as proven, increase them. In the end, it is all going to implode because it now costs just as much to go “streaming” as it does to have traditional cable or satellite TV by the time you piece it all together. The entire industry is in flux as each company tries to determine their true identity.November 2, 2021 at 4:29 pm #161252
Of course you are paying for every channel in your bundle. Thats not the point. These games were on ESPN, 2, U, FSN, ATT, ABC, etc in the past and included in your cable lineup. Your cable lineup that you were already paying for.
Now we have to pay an ADDITIONAL charge to see just a few games. Extra 6.99/mo for a few games. An extra $6.99 for substandard announcers, second rate production. The whole lineup of ESPN stations average only around $9.00 to cable companies.
6.99 for the crap you get on + vs 9.00 for the rest of ESPN lineup. What a deal. Just another way to get into your pocket.November 2, 2021 at 10:50 pm #161284
I understand and agree with what you are saying. Some do not get the contractual part of it. Honestly, I’d like to see the major companies force them to include the + streaming with their standard provider login.November 2, 2021 at 11:50 pm #161286
BGus I would agree with you 100% except I don’t agree that everyone pays the same rate. No business that I know pays the same rate as a competitor. Let’s say the base line is $19 a month competitor #1 pays $19 a month per subscription, competitor #2 has more subscription than number 1 they guarantee they will give that network a certain number of subscriptions whether or not they have that number. It’s a guarantee amount that they have to produce not the network. In what I have read Networks do similar guarantee to advertisers. They for specific event let’s say the NBA playoffs that the number of viewers will be a specific number if they don’t hit that number the advertisers get either a discount off what they paid or additional advertising at no additional cost. I work in a business and if someone comes up to me and says hey I got a deal for you. I guarantee I will take 25,000 of a specific product but I have to have a better rate than Johnson the street and he is only taking 7,000 from you he is paying $22 per subscription I am giving you 18000 more I need my rate to be at $16 per subscription. Then you negotiate from thereNovember 3, 2021 at 8:47 am #161302
I am unable to cut the cord even if I wanted to. I pay for Directv because our home internet situation is not conducive to streaming all of our content. My provider (Viasat) throttles down the Wifi after you surpass your data limit, similar to some cell phone providers. If I was streaming everything we watched, i’d blow through my data in two weeks.
I’m counting the days until my Starlink dish arrives in the mail.November 4, 2021 at 7:54 pm #161404
Butlereer we still love ya Bro
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.