Skip to comments.Analyst: End of Bundled Cable Will Kill Over 80 Channels (CNN, MSNBC, and MTV included in 80)
Posted on 08/12/2013 6:47:57 PM PDT by upbeat5
With streaming television becoming more and more popular, and providers like Aereo making an end-run around cable and satellite providers, a lot of attention is being paid to the future of bundled cable. In a world of growing choices and a weak, jobless economy, how long can something last that charges customers a ton of money for dozens of channels they never watch? Bundled cable is, in my opinion, one of the greatest hustles ever perpetuated against the American people. The worst part is how it works as a kind of affirmative-action program for left-wing programming that likely wouldnt survive in a world where we weren't forced to pay for channels we never watch. Chief among them, CNN, and MSNBC. As this discussion heats up, analysts and experts are fessing up that in a world without bundled cable, only 20 television networks would survive (that means that around 80 would not). Presumably, the survivors would be the twenty most-watched channels throughout the cable world. This would be terrible news for CNN, MSNBC, and HLN -- networks that usually rank in the thirties and forties. Fox News is usually in the top 5.
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A LA Cart. Period
And the down side is?
Geez, that would wipe out much of the DNC’s campaign arm.
Maybe someday we will be able to subscribe to conservative channels, if there were any. Without having to subsdize all the leftist crap
The less popular channels would simply have to raise their price :p
Let the devil take the hindmost. If there is a market, it will be subscription or ppv.
It’s not just cable, we have bundled satellite also and then there is Verizon and Uverse.
Meh. I dumped TV in ‘97. Cable TV is SOOOOOO 20th century.
Let the devil take the hindmost.
Yup. With the way it is, every single ‘conservative with cable/dish is willfully funding the left. Same goes for movie goers for the most part.
They have gits when someone mentions it, but the truth is in the math.
For instance, I never watch any of the Spanish channels...
coming soon -— and how many people would CHOSE to pay even $1 a month for MSNBC, etc?
I love the idea of ala carte channels but it would seriously shut down 70 channels. I can’t imagine there is the viewership for Oprah, the dedicated chick channels, the spanish language channels, the black channels and the four gay channels, and the lefty news outlets enough to keep them in business.
Oh, if it kills the leftist propaganda channels, it’ll never happen. Being carried by conservatives is the only life they understand. Though, I’m sure they don’t think of it in those terms. This deal for example; if they realize it would disproportionately hurt the leftist lie mills, they’d be against it because it would be “censorship” or “discriminatory against minority views” or “disenfranchising”, you know, some excuse where the problem isn’t that they’re afraid to have their idea compete on their merits but somehow, everyone else must be forced to subsidize their crap or it just wouldn’t be fair. Somehow.
Probably not enough to keep it going
Por qué no?
Which 20? What channel would YOU pay for and how much?
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