Thursday, December 15, 2016

No Not Another Channel I'll Be Forced To Pay For

Reuters (12/15/2016): NBC teams up with Olympic committees to launch U.S. TV channel-- "Comcast Corp's NBC Universal said it has partnered with the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee to launch an Olympic TV channel in the United States."

For those of you who aren't familiar-- cable companies are forced to buy "bundled packages". That means cable companies are forced to buy the whole enchilada of what these companies offer They can't rebroadcast NBC10 Philadelphia without be forced to pay for the other dozen cable channels NBC/Universal owns.

Currently whether you watch them or not cable operators are forced to buy Syfy, E!, USA, Bravo, The Weather Channel, Telemundo, MSNBC, CNBC or whatever the hell other channels they want to force down peoples throats. I sure as hell am not interested in an Olympics channel--that's for sure. Course they don't care if they sell a dimes' worth of advertising because cable users' fees is all they need to break even.

For years consumers complained why they can't buy al la carte channels from cable operators. This simple explanation is cable companies can't-- so neither can you. Also keep in mind this same company also owns "Comcast Cable" which also gives them a huge advantage over other cable companies for what they need to pay come contract time.

In short they can stick this new Olympics channel up their *&**-- I'm no interested in it.. Obviously you & I'll still be forced to pay for it like it or not.

Could the government do something about it?
HELL YEAH-- but they ain't gonna.

Graphic Courtesy: "The Fundamentals"
"No, the most viewed channels are not getting paid the highest monthly fees."

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