Cutter wrote on May 17, 2014, 17:02:
They stated that the average bundle is now 189 channels, of which people watch about 17 at most. And they wonder why people are cutting the cord because they're not offering a la carte.
The last time I watched TV was when I was traveling down to Florida to do some estate work for my grandmother when she was dying. I stopped in two places Dry Ridge, KY(satellite) and Dalton, GA.(cable), between 90-100 channels, and not a damned thing on but reality TV shows even on Discovery, Military, and NatGO. I think I watched both for an hour while when I got back from eating dinner, and promptly got on my laptop and played FTL for 3 hours.
The industry is killing itself, and they have no idea why people are cutting the cord. But they think that it has something to do with people being cheap. Not that there's nothing but crap on TV, hell when I was in Florida, the only thing I watched in Zephyrhills was the local Fox and ABC stations, and that was for the news.
To toss in, I don't know why companies in the US aren't following the lead of Teksavvy up here in Canada. They've got a nifty program called Zap the cap
, basically, you get a reduction in speed during primetime(8pm-12am), and you get unlimited on any plan you're on. If you don't want to use it, you don't have to. You also get free downloads between 2am-8am. For me, I don't use my internet during primetime, since my primetime is 12am-9am. Well I do have an idea why, you guys don't have the competition you used to. I remember when you could get DSL for $9/mo, or cable for $19/mo back before they said that incumbents no longer had to sell to 3rd parties. Up here in Canadaland we only got rid of that in the last few years.
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