[mythtv-users] Daddy, what's a commercial - [OT offering]

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Sun Jan 14 09:58:35 UTC 2007


On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 10:23:24PM +0000, Andy Scott wrote:
> In message <mailman.38427.1168548165.25534.mythtv-users at mythtv.org>, 
> Brian Wood writes:
> 
> >You can certainly turn off commercial skipping, but whenever I see that 
> >little window that says "skipped 3:00" I realize that I have just been 
> >given back some of my life that the advertisers wanted to take away 
> >from me.
> 
> Now I am 100% with Brian on this, but it leads me to wonder what the 
> business proposition will be for TV companies.  TV ad revenues must be 
> shrinking (due to proliferation of channels diluting their reach, as 
> well as the dedicated bunch of MythTV users) - so I'd guess that the 
> costs may be recovered by ever higher subscription costs.  And we're to 
> blame for it (yes, I'm sorta joking).


I wrote about this many years ago, it's at:

    www.templetons.com/brad/tvfuture.html

It's one alternative how they can make commercials work when folks no
longer have to see them.


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