Comments on: The changing landscape of the TV business http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-53665 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:02:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-53665 On the other hand, A radioactive compound was ever coursing being a their health coming to receptors within his or her thought processes tissues. A sound fulblessed the bedroom once equally the world slid about a doughnut formed gap through a chemistry of the mental performance reader. In the event that ones verification experienced after that looked into, Pink and light green strips been seen intense to their minds, Producing affect..

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By: danMe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-11589 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:38:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-11589 This is irrelevant to the content above, but I’m hopeful someone can answer my question. I’m doing a theoretical business plan for a school project over starting a cable network. Can anyone tell me the distribution process the company has to go through in order to air?

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By: leoklein http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-10699 Sun, 03 Jan 2010 11:28:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-10699 If the ‘net neutrality’ stuff doesn’t get passed, all we’ll have is Comcast and AT&T as ISP’s and that hardly seems like an environment where “the consumer is going to have a lot more power”.

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By: Zdneal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-10623 Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:44:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-10623 If the ‘net neutrality’ stuff doesn’t get passed I wouldn’t be surprised if some cable operators essentially charge for hulu, boxee, and youtube. Once the TV part doesn’t pay the bills ISP service stops being a nice additional revenue stream and becomes the only revenue stream.

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By: brianbigel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-10589 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 23:16:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-10589 I used to work for Comcast, you couldn’t pay me enough to get cable again and I sure won’t give Fox or any channel $1. They’ve got to be nuts!!!

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-10576 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 18:54:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-10576 Lacunae in the story of American broadcasting? I should say so. Here’s just a few to chew on…

How about the FCC originally permitting all those infernal commercial interruptions as the price TV viewers pay for getting the signal for free – and clear – in the first place? Missing in action, that one. How about the FCC rulings prohibiting audio compression up-ramping during commercial breaks, and about bandwidth squeezing in favor of most-advertised events such as Superbowels [sic], when all other channels get pushed to the margin of tolerable compression? Not a squeak about this to be heard. How about the public subsidy of a cable network, the use of which oligarchs then meter back at ludicrous rates to signal users? Not much talk about this on cable TV either, I’ll wager. How about the accounting “loss” cable providers are now bemoaning of ca. $1000 per head per annum whenever smart people stop booking globs of useless commercial channels and only use internet? That would imply the cable barons have been making out like bandits on every one of those channel bundles they try to stick you with.

And don’t even get me started on the wrongness of calling free use of public connectivity anything like “bandwidth theft” because it isn’t. It’s another logical lacuna. Signal transporters should neither be allowed to redefine the vocabulary of public communications debate, nor to declare it over until all their debts are settled.

Bundling of channels contravenes the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 so, in this regard, the business model that needs to go bye-bye here is not even 20th, but 19th Century in its rancidness. In more modern terms, bundling is an exact parallel of “slamming” by telcos – in fact, now it’s often being done by exactly the same people – so it should be a piece of cake to prosecute.

If only the FCC and PUC really did their jobs, wouldn’t the entertainment world be a better place? Indeed it would.

Let’s face it, to an almost sickening degree they’ve had a good run of ripping everybody off on a revoltingly faulty business premise. But now, since their contribution to content and quality amounts to a big fat goose-egg, it’s time to stop crooked signal transporters from ruling the entertainment roost.

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By: spectre855 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-10571 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 16:45:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-10571 nyetter, I wouldn’t be surprised if the total price of all channels bundled by cable providers were higher if they were offered a la carte. But I’d be quite willing to bet that most people only watch a fraction of the channels that are part of the bundle.

I think that between my wife and I, we’ve watched about 12 channels for any length of time over the past twelve months. I’d guess that this is more or less typical.

I also wouldn’t be surprised if the channels that you claim have to pay the cable companies for air time would not survive on their own in an a la carte environment. I’d also wager that most people would not miss them.

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By: nyetter http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-10566 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:55:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-10566 Given that some channels pay the cable carriers rather than vice versa, it’s very easy to show that a la carte pricing would result in higher prices for most consumers. In claiming that a la carte would make us better off, are you just ignoring that, or are you claiming that being able to choose our channels is worth the extra money?

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By: voomies http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-10565 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:48:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-10565 Hey bryanjbusch, who provides your internet service?

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By: okobojicat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/comment-page-1/#comment-10563 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:25:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/30/the-changing-landscape-of-the-tv-business/#comment-10563 The cable companies need to start offering a la carte or just straight streaming access to channels. Why can’t charter or cox or whoever simply offer me the right to view ESPN at any time from their website. Or Comedy Central. Or whomever? This seems to be a very very simple option.

I have no reason to purchase cable ever. I watch ESPN a lot, I would watch Comedy Central, and perhaps Discovery Channel. I don’t want to pay for the rest of them. I won’t pay for the rest of them. The only group benefiting from my TV watching is the bar when I go in there to watch a baseball or football game.

Cable companies are going to be in as much trouble as land line companies. They can’t compete with Hulu, they have to offer a service better than Hulu, better Netflix, and better than espn360.

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