09-04-2012 8:10 PM
Saw this article today on DSL Reports and it's quite interesting regarding cable cutters, ala carte and the power the networks have over us. Who knew ABC/Disney had over 70 networks they control.
09-04-2012 9:09 PM
Interesting. However, in our case, giving thought to dropping U-verse/cable TV has nothing to do with revenge. It is a simple matter of economics. More going out than we have coming in......a problem faced by millions of folks around the country. We haven't "cut the cable" (never heard that term in this context before) yet but we're still thinking on it.
09-05-2012 6:39 AM
OUFan: This is a key statement in that article: "Many of your dollars get passed on to cable channels themselves in what the industry calls carriage fees." The concern for me is what percentage of carriage fees makes up a non-premium (ESPN, History, TLC, TV Land etc...) network's revenue. If it's 20%, they may not be hurt too much by "cable cutters." If it is 50%, that could be bad. They still have ad revenue, right?
Sounds like the tone of that article is, "please don't cut the cord, please, please, please." Maybe they are a Comcast blogger? Lol.
Phil: Most cable cutters are like you as mentioned in that article: “Most who quit cable do it for economic reasons,”
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