|Jun 19, 2014, 09:51 AM||#26|
al franken is sold to hollywood and other media companies and they are afraid of big ISP's
imagine you're disney or viacom and your contract with Dish expires. they have around 5% of the total pay TV market. you blackout your channels and their customers go crazy demanding they pay up and worst case your revenue drops by 3% or so for 2 months.
now imagine you are dealing with comcast who now owns 30% of pay TV customers. you want to raise prices and they tell you to go to hell and to move ESPN to a premium channel tier and other demands. now you are facing a lot of lost revenue and the possibility that your stock price will drop and lost bonuses for everyone in management
having weak middlemen is how Disney and others can keep on jacking up their prices and force TV carriers to have a thousand channels of mostly crap no one watches or reruns. and make more money licensing the same reruns to netflix
Last edited by alent1234; Jun 19, 2014 at 09:57 AM.
|Jun 19, 2014, 11:05 PM||#27|
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|Jun 20, 2014, 12:46 AM||#28|
John Oliver (comedian on HBO) takes on net neutrality
Fresh Air just interviewed the comedian John Oliver, who now has a show on HBO. He did a routine explaining and commenting on Net Neutrality. While this NSFW video is somewhat out of my comfort zone, it makes its point:
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