[mythtv-users] Zap2it : Ad supported?
scram69 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 18:03:23 UTC 2007
The argument, as has been posted on one of the many "zap2it labs going away"
splinter threads, is that before the sun sets on the day the
advertisement-loaded data service is launched, there will be a
mythtv-0.21_no_ads version in svn.
The counter-argument, however, is to consider, given firefox and addblock,
how many people still stare at ads and pop-ups on their web browsers...
On 6/21/07, Srikant Sharma <srikant.sharma at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> > --
> > Srikant
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