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1 Skip Intro  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:59:11pm
“You end up paying more for less.”

I don't know about anyone else, but what I want to do is pay less for less.

2 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 5:23:58pm

"Paying more for less" is just what these guys want. It works like this.

1. Deliver less.

2. Pay more.

3. Profit!!!!!

So I don't know what he's bitching about. It's not the consumers who are getting screwed over by cable bundles.

3 Political Atheist  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 5:45:40pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

Streaming gets better and better. These guys better look out or they will go the way of Blockbuster video.

4 Skip Intro  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 5:46:17pm

Sports is where the big money is, and TW just got the LA Lakers on it's Sportsnet channel. General screwing of other carriers like Cox, Directv, and Dish by TW is underway.

As an unrelated aside, I'm always amazed to see how much ESPN costs me each month, considering I never watch it, but can't get rid of it.

5 calochortus  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 6:54:32pm

re: #4 Skip Intro

ESPN doesn't cost us anything any more since we dropped satellite/cable. :-)
If we had been able to pick our 10 favorite channels for half the price, we probably would have kept it. We'd be paying a lot more for each channel we got, but it wouldn't matter because we don't watch sports, shopping programs, reality TV, etc., etc. anyway. Mr. Bewkes is confusing quantity with quality. If he truly believes what he is saying, I'd suggest not investing in his company because he is going to ride this concept all the way down.

6 Skip Intro  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 7:03:51pm
If he truly believes what he is saying, I'd suggest not investing in his company because he is going to ride this concept all the way down.

I'm sure he doesn't believe a word of it. Cable TV is just imitating the car makers.

You say you want the more comfortable seats? No problem, although they're only available with the premium package upgrade with the headlight washers, ski bag, and custom cup holders, for a bargain $3000 extra. But it is a bargain. All of these items would cost a lot more separately.

7 calochortus  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 7:49:50pm

re: #6 Skip Intro

Yeah, but since more and more people are just streaming a lot of their TV there is a convenient way around paying for the 'upgraded' package. We don't do much streaming because we use a small, local ISP instead of Comcast (because I don't like Comcast, and I do like the local ISP's owners.) We do have limits on our usage, but it doesn't cause too much inconvenience. And did I say I don't like Comcast (our only other option)? :)

8 sundude  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:26:26pm
Jeff Bewkes says they don’t know how good they have it under the current pay-television system

On the contrary, I am all too well aware of the fact that bundling was forcing me to fund stations I find repulsive. Realizing that fact is exactly why I last paid for cable, hmm, think it was in '89.

9 Destro  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:43:32pm

I am conflicted...I don't want to pay for FOX news ---- but damn it I enjoy watching the train wreck it is once and a while.....

I mean I was tuning into FOX news on election night just to watch Karl Rove lose it so I am in a bind here.

10 wheat-dogghazi  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 5:31:28am

The cable channel owners don't like the idea, because the less popular channels will lose viewers and understandably would have to be killed. But, hey, the hell with the free market. Let's support the crappy channels by bundling them with not-so-crappy channels.

OTOH, some of the less popular channels, like BBC America, might go the way of the dodo if it were left to the general, non-thinking public to choose it.

11 Joanne  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 5:52:12am

re: #10 wheat-dogghazi

OTOH, some of the less popular channels, like BBC America, might go the way of the dodo if it were left to the general, non-thinking public to choose it.

I agree. I'd hate to see Honey Boo Boo 24/7 without the ability to get things like NatGeo and BBC. History, The Learning Channel, Discovery have mostly become disgusting (Discovery less so). If left up to the populous, it would be HBB all day, every day. At which point, I would terminate cable completely. I went four years without turning on a television set once. I am sure I could manage again quite nicely.

12 sizzzzlerz  Wed, Dec 5, 2012 8:48:49am

My non-premium comcast cable plan has about 100 channels, not including radio/music stations. On my TV remote, I've programmed the thing to cycle through about 15 of these channels (the ones which are somewhat tolerable, sometimes) which includes 7 over-the-air local stations. Some how, I don't believe this bundling thing is too much of a benefit to me.


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