Just had a genius idea ("lost" episode on itunes)

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  1. spacehog371 macrumors regular

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    They should release an episode of lost early on itunes. They would make so much money. I guess it could work for the other shows...but given the nature of Lost...i think it would work best. $$$
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    I'm betting ABC makes far more money on advertising aired during new episodes of Lost than they do on episodes purchased through iTunes, early or otherwise. :rolleyes:
     
  3. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Then ABC would lose out on the million+ they would make for airtime commercials. If it went via iTunes they would only make as much $$ as would people downloading it and I'm sure thats far less than the million+. Doing it the way they do it now, it doesnt matter if they only have 10 viewers, they would still make million+.

    Not very genious in my opinion:confused:
    Do you work for Fox?
     
  4. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    It will never work unless :
    Amount of people downloading the eppisode at $1.99 = X
    Amount earned by selling air time = Y
    When X is bigger then Y they might but i dont seeing it happing anytime soon.
     
  5. Baked macrumors newbie

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    Heh, go take some college courses in broadcasting before you making any further assumed genius ideas. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    We only watch Lost on TV nowadays (Cable's still running even though it's officially cut-off) - but we tape the episode each week and watch it another day, so that we can specifically fast-forward through the adverts! :)

    EDIT: I assume it's still the case that the number of people with PC/Macs, is smaller than those with TVs and the number of iTunes users is again smaller than the number of those with PC/Mac's = very small/niche audience = but potential for targetted marketing <- which is the 'genius' idea behind schemes like Google Ad's, using your own info to put adverts in front of you that may actually be of interest.
     

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