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2013-01-02 12:41:13 AM
17 votes:

NewportBarGuy: Who do I have to f*ck to make this happen?


Honey Boo Boo's mom, and don't forget to leave a bag of Cheetos on the night stand.
2013-01-02 12:27:36 AM
7 votes:
I'm for this if it's what finally kills MTV.
2013-01-02 12:37:17 AM
6 votes:
From one of the linked articles:

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Looks familiar...

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-01-02 12:32:55 AM
5 votes:
Who do I have to f*ck to make this happen?
2013-01-02 01:21:46 AM
4 votes:

TommyymmoT: NewportBarGuy: Who do I have to f*ck to make this happen?

Honey Boo Boo's mom, and don't forget to leave a bag of Cheetos on the night stand.


Do I have to fark her vagina or is the neck flab an acceptable alternative?
2013-01-02 07:06:47 AM
3 votes:
But will it bring back Firefly?
2013-01-02 06:49:20 AM
3 votes:
i just watch whatever the neighbor lady is watching when i peep thru her windows.
2013-01-02 02:18:42 AM
3 votes:
How much do I have to pay to NEVER hear of honey boo boo again?!
2013-01-02 01:19:54 AM
3 votes:

TommyymmoT: NewportBarGuy: Who do I have to f*ck to make this happen?

Honey Boo Boo's mom, and don't forget to leave a bag of Cheetos on the night stand.


I'll give him a sympathy screw afterward if its necessary. Holy crap. DO IT.
2013-01-02 07:30:09 AM
2 votes:
My roomate is gonna be wondering what happened to Lifetime.
Fark you Lifetime. No more movies about how evil men are!
2013-01-02 03:04:48 AM
2 votes:

sweet-daddy-2: inclemency: sweet-daddy-2: gibbon1: President Merkin Muffley: People still watch TV?

I came here to say this. I've haven't watched any TV for maybe 20 years. When I occasionally see it, my god, it's way way overwhelming.

That makes three of us.I shut our cable off about seven years ago and only miss seeing the NYY games.I keep an old tv around for one grandson to play his games on(no one touches my computer).Netflix costs me less then $9 a month for the little I watch.Cable tv equals dull,wasted time.

Wow. You rock.

Being a boomer,I rock and roll.
( to old for sex and drugs)
or is that to obscure?


'Boomer' and a hipster? Where do you find the time to be smug?
2013-01-02 01:42:30 AM
2 votes:
i816.photobucket.com
2013-01-02 01:34:59 AM
2 votes:

Alonjar: Zombie DJ: Oh good. I can see it now.

TNT $20 a month
MTV $3 a month
Comedy Central $40 a month
SyFy $10 a month
and so on...

I get the feeling I'd be paying MORE because I like popular channels like CC, USA and TNT.
People who like dreck like MTV will probably end up paying less.

No see... now you get to directly fund things you want. Now scifi gets a bigger chunk of the pie if you like scifi, so maybe they can afford to make cool new shows instead of airing ghost hunters 800 times.

/At least, thats what im telling myself


Then they could finally land a director to film my sci fi script!

/Ghost Hunters vs. Mansquito III: Son of Ghosquito
2013-01-02 01:33:24 AM
2 votes:
That's why I pay Drew 5 bucks a month, he filters out all the dumb pos.......
2013-01-02 12:51:07 PM
1 votes:
Imagine a grocery store that only stocked items which were most popular.

There would be only booze and candy, no produce section to speak of.

When you let the public decide on content, you're not going to have smart content anymore.

Kiss the real science and educational channels goodbye.
2013-01-02 12:42:25 PM
1 votes:

cig-mkr: Do you really think your ISP is going to let this happen? Think again, they have you by the balls now, they will jack up the rate on internet if you drop the bundle plan.


Different ISPs charge different rates.

www.myfacewhen.net
2013-01-02 10:33:09 AM
1 votes:

bluefoxicy: Or you can pay $2.99/mo per channel. There are 14 kids channels and you need all of them for your kids. There are 27 Movie channels and you need all of them or your wife will biatch.


If your kids feel they "need" more than one or two channels, and you lack the balls to persuade them otherwise, you fail at parenting.

Will there be some idiots who will subscribe to every channel regardless of their needs? Sure. That doesn't mean I should be subsidizing their inability to do anything except gradually become attached to their sofa while drooling square-eyed at the screen all day.

And you know what? The existence of a la carte doesn't mean providers can't offer you packages at a discount still. It just means they have to also provide the opportunity to buy only the channels you want without buying ones you don't want (and may be philosophically opposed to.)

If every time you went to the supermarket to buy milk and eggs, you were forced to buy a bundle also containing a can of spam, a fruit cake, and a tray of badly-bruised bananas, would you also think that reasonable?
2013-01-02 06:47:06 AM
1 votes:

Zombie DJ: Oh good. I can see it now.

TNT $20 a month
MTV $3 a month
Comedy Central $40 a month
SyFy $10 a month
and so on...

I get the feeling I'd be paying MORE because I like popular channels like CC, USA and TNT.
People who like dreck like MTV will probably end up paying less.


i212.photobucket.com

Cable, shows, and channels will be so fragmented that we won't know exactly how to get anything any more. Netflix is already doing exclusives which Hulu and Amazon won't get. These a la carte channels will be spread throughout different plans and services, some on the web sites directly. Pretty soon, this will be the only centralized location for all of your shows:

cdn-static.zdnet.com
2013-01-02 05:18:42 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Do I have to fark her vagina or is the neck flab an acceptable alternative?


Thing is... you think your getting her vag... and then... SURPRISE! You weren't even close!
2013-01-02 03:53:14 AM
1 votes:
Im not sure whats up with all the bandwidth cap etc comments... while its still basically regulated monopoly, ive got the choice between Comcast cable, DSL, Verizon Fios, and if you want to include them.. several local wireless internet companies.

Will comcast try to be dicks about this? Yes... but it will just drive the customers to Fios etc where there are no caps and there is plenty of bandwidth, on a modern infrastructure.
2013-01-02 02:49:44 AM
1 votes:

red5ish: I got rid of my television about four years ago. I replaced it with a much, much larger HD television and a surround sound system with five speakers and a sub-woofer. I can watch cable television, DVDs, play video games and watch shows via an HDMI cable connected to my computer's high speed internet connection. I don't see the upside to limiting choices by picking channels or shows. There would have to be a real cost benefit and I don't believe they will be able to deliver.


This is the American dream. To get rid of your television so you can buy a television with which to watch television.
2013-01-02 02:44:41 AM
1 votes:

gibbon1: President Merkin Muffley: People still watch TV?

I came here to say this. I've haven't watched any TV for maybe 20 years. When I occasionally see it, my god, it's way way overwhelming.


Wow. Our generation's Nostradamus. Or an idiot.
2013-01-02 02:26:26 AM
1 votes:

inclemency: sweet-daddy-2: gibbon1: President Merkin Muffley: People still watch TV?

I came here to say this. I've haven't watched any TV for maybe 20 years. When I occasionally see it, my god, it's way way overwhelming.

That makes three of us.I shut our cable off about seven years ago and only miss seeing the NYY games.I keep an old tv around for one grandson to play his games on(no one touches my computer).Netflix costs me less then $9 a month for the little I watch.Cable tv equals dull,wasted time.

Wow. You rock.


And you live alone.
2013-01-02 01:58:47 AM
1 votes:

cretinbob: Huck And Molly Ziegler: I'm predicting that within 10 years, professionally created video entertainment specifically for home consumption will disappear. Yes, even Law & Order.
People will still go to new movies for the communal experience.
People will still go to local theater for the novelty of watching live people perform.

But "television" will be replaced by whatever six people with a couple of cameras want to put on the Internet. They'll have day jobs. Their "reward" will be Internet viewings. If they're really good enough, they'll make their entertainment some sort of pay-per-view.

Maybe there could be a show....Fark TV?


With sweat and dead man's balls?
2013-01-02 01:57:46 AM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: fusillade762: by some estimates, only about 25 percent of cable customers actually watch ESPN on a regular basis. So if you unbundled ESPN, the per-subscriber cost might shoot up to $20 or more, to account for the 75 percent drop in its customer base.

So why not create bundles targeted at certain demos? Create a sports bundle for sports fans, a nerd bundle with stuff like Siffy, Discovery, The Science Channel etc. Seems like anything would be better than the one-size-fits-all system we have now.

Why only worry about the people who watch ESPN regularly?  They have to watch everything on the channel?  The only sports I ever watch on TV are Virginia Tech football games, so I wouldn't be in the regular viewership category, but me and thousands of other people like me would gladly pay 10 bucks a season to watch all the Virginia Tech football games.  That's going to add up.

From there, it's easy enough to create other relevant bundles.  Make a college football bundle for the guy who likes to watch every game.  Make a Virginia Tech package that includes all the different sports, but only VT.  And have an "everything" package for the guy who just wants to watch sports.


The only problem with this model is that it won't pay, or you would have to pay exorbitant fees to sustain it. The cost to televise VT football isn't any more or less than any other football game. But it'll be you and, say, 50,000 other VT fans who want to watch VT football. Add in another 100,000+ who might have it as secondary interest and you get about, oh, let's be generous, 250,000 viewers willing to pay for VT football. Well, $20/month for that isn't going to be enough to pay for all that televising for the whole season. They'll either say, "we'll get rid of VT football, Clemson football, and several other smaller interest teams" or, "we will have to charge $120/month for VT football."

That's the main problem. Currently, big name movies, TV shows and sporting events help pay for the production and broadcast of smaller movies, shows and events.

It will also require that shows have to have a bang-up first few episodes to catch people's interest, but no funding to make it happen.

I personally think that this selfishness by the viewer will be the death of television. Which isn't a bad thing in the grand scheme of things.
2013-01-02 01:51:30 AM
1 votes:

thisiszombocom: like, i dont even have a tv


Oh, you should check them out, they've got knobs and dials, and the pictures move around like they were real.
2013-01-02 01:45:04 AM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

HBO/Showtime/GM/Ford/Pentagon Warehouse
2013-01-02 01:44:31 AM
1 votes:

gregscott: Sports channels have the highest feels.


Sports channels will receive none of my feels.  NONE OF THEM!!!
2013-01-02 01:28:45 AM
1 votes:

Zombie DJ: Oh good. I can see it now.

TNT $20 a month
MTV $3 a month
Comedy Central $40 a month
SyFy $10 a month
and so on...

I get the feeling I'd be paying MORE because I like popular channels like CC, USA and TNT.
People who like dreck like MTV will probably end up paying less.


No see... now you get to directly fund things you want. Now scifi gets a bigger chunk of the pie if you like scifi, so maybe they can afford to make cool new shows instead of airing ghost hunters 800 times.

/At least, thats what im telling myself
2013-01-02 01:26:36 AM
1 votes:

serial_crusher: Let me subscribe to a show, and get the episodes instantly when they're released, instead of waiting until the next day.  That's where TV needs to head.


This ridiculous. Controlling when content can be viewed is an excellent way of maintaining control over a population. For example, in Canada, traditionally traffic on city streets decreases significantly when Hockey Night in Canada is on. So does crime, hospital visits, etc.. it also means that a huge proportion of Canadians are available for targeted messages, like advertising, that runs the economy. Other messages, like political messages, can be run during HNiC as well.

Then let's look at social engineering experiments like reality tv shows where viewers vote. The CBC ran the first show like that, because private industries wanted to make the financial risks public. Canada tested it's infrastructure for cell phones, instant text messaging, and how business and government could coordinate hundreds of thousands of Canadians to obey a message all at once. It was also a cash cow, ensuring that the cellular companies at the time would get a guaranteed income on certain nights of the week, from customers who watched the show sending messages.

Your silly idea would not coordinate all of these things and would seriously fark up city planning, business, and government control mechanisms. It would bugger the economy in advertising alone. it is irresponsible.
2013-01-02 01:24:10 AM
1 votes:
Then all of you will be pissed once you get this then wind up paying $75 for just the few channels you want, I hate the shop at home stations too but they do subsidize a lot of your cable bill. Sure you may not ever watch them but there are tons who do and buy all kinds of crap.
2013-01-02 01:20:14 AM
1 votes:
People still watch TV?
2013-01-02 12:11:24 AM
1 votes:
You're salivating over a la carte channels?  Really grampa?  I hear they're getting ready to make these newfangled things called compact discs next year.  They're going to be like cassette tapes, except they'll have lasers!

"Channels" are already obsolete.  You people sit here and biatch that there are 200 channels you don't watch, but you're perfectly comfortable paying for 24 hours a day of programming, even though you only watch like 4 hours of it on average?  It's the same thing in a smaller chunk.

Let me subscribe to a show, and get the episodes instantly when they're released, instead of waiting until the next day.  That's where TV needs to head.
 
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