[mythtv-users] Advertisement free tv? Well whats it worth to you?

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 21:02:20 UTC 2007


On 11/1/07, Fedor Pikus <fpikus at gmail.com> wrote:
<snip/>
> > i think if it was implemented well and marketed correctly, it would
> > get used.  heck, kids that saw it would use it and their parents would
> > have to pay for it. :)  i think it could work and has merit.  will the
> > industry ever 'do' something like this?  i doubt it...
>
> I think if it was implemented well, marketed correctly, and get used,
> it would have ads. Cable TV started as a service which let you pay for
> ad-free TV. Then it was gradually redefined that you're paying for the
> "service" but the "content" is still free and therefore must be
> supported by ads. Except when it's time to raise the cable rates, then
> the rates are raised because "the quality content gets ever more
> expensive", not because I get better service. But that's only until
> the first ad, then the content is free again and must be ad-supported.

very true :)

Dean, take that post down.  you're going to give the greedy cable
execs ideas that they can have pop-ups on tv: 'pay $.45 to remove this
pop-up'.
;)


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