[mythtv-users] Zap2it : Ad supported?
srikant.sharma at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 17:53:25 UTC 2007
If TMS doesn;t bite this bait, I am sure Google or Yahoo will leverage on
There is a killing to be made here. In any case mythtv will be safe.
On 6/21/07, Srikant Sharma <srikant.sharma at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just a wild thought !!!!
> The major complaint by zap2it/TMS is that there are commercial freeloaders
> of the guide data who are eating up the revenue.
> What if we make it beneficial for zap2it/TMS to have as many freeloaders
> as possible.
> See, the descriptions of programs are majority of manual work for zap2it.
> What if zap2it carries advertisements inside this description field? The
> ads can be simple test messages. For zap2it then it will be a new revenue
> model. I would not mind seeing/reading ads inside description field.
> Now, it is in their best interest to distribute this data as widely as
> possible. The ads can be targeted ads.
> One step further, mythtv can make a committment to support the weblinks
> present in theses ads. If a user wants to navigate to those webpages, at
> the click of a button a web page can open up.
> I believe this ad supported model has a lot of profit to be made.
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