With the amount of advertising do you think cable TV should be free?

by tyankee7 on November 5, 2012

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Question by CRJPILOT: With the amount of advertising do you think cable TV should be free?
If everyone stoped paying for cable how long do you think in would take for advertising firms to provide free cable to every home in the USA?

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WEIRDRELATIVES November 5, 2012 at 5:39 am

YES! Why DO we have to pay for cable and then watch ads. I bet if everyone canceled cable, they’d start offering it for a much lower price. The cable companies DO have to recoup their costs, but the price is ridiculous. Thye could be much cheaper.

Thomas C November 5, 2012 at 6:09 am

advertising firms wouldn’t because it would be extremely expensive to do so, and with all of the costs of advertising already existing, to carry that burden would not be good for the people in that industry. It would not provide a good return on the investment to do so. Part of why advertisers like cable is because it’s cheaper to advertise on cable channels, since those channels are already supported by subscribers. also, it wouldn’t be a good thing to have advertisers running cable. All of the unique, superior quality programming would stop being created. So this is not really a good idea all around.

pagolpakhi November 5, 2012 at 6:59 am

i think they should pay us for viewing those channels

free November 5, 2012 at 7:42 am

with the quality of service alone cable should be free…so i am definately with you on this one….

radar November 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

Ideally yes! Keep in mind, however, that the advertising revenue is going to the individual networks, not to the cable provider. If the cable provider could negotiate with the individual networks for a piece of that money then it could and should be provided at no charge. Whats’ really needed is more competition in the cable TV business. As it’s structured now a single cable provider has exclusive rights in a specific geographic area and has no need to worry about subscribers getting a better deal from a competing company. I know some progress has been made in some states to make the cable business more competitive.

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