narkor: Piracy is the most efficient method of distributing content - and impossible to monetize (pirates simply edit out advertisements).
profplump: narkor: Piracy is the most efficient method of distributing content - and impossible to monetize (pirates simply edit out advertisements).Piracy is hugely inefficient. It would be much easier to simply get the data directly from the producer, rather than pushing it through some distributer that pays for a huge distribution network (i.e. cable or broadcast), inserting advertising, recoding, stripping the advertising, re-encoding and re-distributing over the Internet. Direct distribution would cut out most of those steps while improving the end-user experience.And near-line advertising is hardly the only method available to monetize a performance. It's arguably not even a good method for most businesses if you bother actually measure the results vs. costs. It's just the method the TV/radio developed in the past few decades, and that they're used to selling, so the people running those now-vertically-integrated businesses aren't keen to try anything else.
profplump: Trocadero: You people realize that if you go strictly a la carte, there's no farking way this show ever gets off the ground, right?I know. History is full of examples of fully á la carte channels -- HBO, Showtime, etc. -- which have proven time and again they are incapable of producing any sort of decent programming or getting people to subscribe./ If you want to live in 1970s TV economics go ahead. There's no reason to drag the rest of us down with you.
FishyFred: For BB, it's not important at all. Gritty dramas don't travel well. Big dumb action movies travel well.
NickelP: jayhawk88: The other day my wife picked the girls up from daycare and took them out for dinner and shopping with her mom, leaving me with the house to myself for several hours. As a bonus, KU was playing Mich State that night, bonus.I grab a greasy burger on the way home and load up the XBox to turn on ESPN3. Updating...updating...updating, horray! Oh but ESPN3 app needs to update too. Updating...updating...updating, horray! There's the game, load it up.......blacked out. For pretty much the entire country east of the Rockies. For no other reason, apparently, than the game was on ESPN proper, and ESPN can't figure out how to stream the same number of commercials online that the broadcast over the air has.I suppose somewhere, some television exec figures that artificial limitations on streaming content will make me want to subscribe to cable TV, but in reality it just makes me hate every company involved more. Cox, ESPN, Disney, hell Microsoft for no damn reason.Fark cable TV. I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it when we cut the cord ~a year ago, thanks to the lack of sports, but there's no way I'm ever going back.This, that shiat pisses me off so much. I just use the money I save on cable to go to the sports bar though when needed. I wind up having a good time there so its win/win.
dready zim: It`s changed a lot. Type the name of the show, film or game you want into google followed by the word torrent. As long as you have a torrent client installed you are two clicks away from your show, game or film. If you have encryption, peer guardian etc then there is pretty much no risk of legal anything either.
Vaneshi: Huh, really? So lets see...NCIS, NCIS:LA, Detroit 187... Boardwalk Empire
The My Little Pony Killer: ModernPrimitive01: you just end up watching on your tiny a$$ computer monitorMy monitor has the same size screen my teevee had when I trashed it. It wasn't a small teevee either.
BumpInTheNight: Count_0: Finally, there is the question of advertising. According to Bewkes, advertising-only models are not viable for most types of content, pointing to the era of the big three networks as a "wasteland" for TV. He called on companies to make more ads that people want to watch, citing a James Bond trailer or ads in GQ magazine as examples.Is there such a thing as Ads people want to watch? Ads are the main reason I don't watch more TV in the first place.I use to go to the international Adfest showings, there be gems within the rough. But yah, 99.9999% of them are just a nuisance.
Bukharin: The My Little Pony Killer: ModernPrimitive01: you just end up watching on your tiny a$$ computer monitorMy monitor has the same size screen my teevee had when I trashed it. It wasn't a small teevee either.Tiny? oh dear...I have my media center computer hooked up to a projector on my wall. My screen is 112".[www.electronichouse.com image 300x227]
MadMattressMack: Why XP, why?
FishyFred: You are engaging in wishful thinking.
Vaneshi: FishyFred: You are engaging in wishful thinking.The $2 per month, 6 - 7 million subscribers to sustain/fund a show like "Breaking Bad" ARE YOUR FIGURES DIPshiat, IT'S ALSO THE SHOW YOU MENTIONED.Now it's been proven that's possible you want to move the goal posts. NOPE. In the retard corner you go asshole.
Fark_Guy_Rob: I am also proud of all the media I steal.
narkor: And why would a "cord never" pay $2 an episode for anything that they can torrent off The Pirate Bay? Piracy is the most efficient method of distributing content - and impossible to monetize (pirates simply edit out advertisements). Until piracy is made difficult for the average person, the average person will spend their $2 on a necessary expense rather than an "ethically optional" one.
Bukharin: MadMattressMack: Why XP, why?It's not a Medic Center™ brand OS, it's just a center for my media. Nero... Winamp... Firefox... etc.I tried WMC XP 2005 and that piece of shiat would freeze all the time, I had to reinstall it almost every year. I never tried Vista to compare, but I bet it was worse than Vista.
FishyFred: It's in English. It has little international appeal. Your suggestion that it could sell overseas is just wrong. How do I know that? Because Sony is trying to sell the concept internationally for LOCALIZED productions. (pops) They don't want to just hire some international voice actors to dub this show. And if they did, by the way, that's more production costs and your $2 price is looking sillier than it already does.
dletter: FishyFred: It's in English. It has little international appeal. Your suggestion that it could sell overseas is just wrong. How do I know that? Because Sony is trying to sell the concept internationally for LOCALIZED productions. (pops) They don't want to just hire some international voice actors to dub this show. And if they did, by the way, that's more production costs and your $2 price is looking sillier than it already does.Article: The Russian free-to-air broadcaster has already aired several versions of Sony formats including Married With Children and King of Queens and discussions are underway about a local version of the sitcom, which still airs on broadcast network CBS in the US.Wikipedia: The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007Super fail./syndication, how does it work?
dletter: /syndication, how does it work?
FishyFred: dletter: /syndication, how does it work?I didn't say that no shows get dubbed. I said that Breaking Bad is not dubbed.
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