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Old 06-23-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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Court rejects Viacom's bid to throw out Cablevision bundling suit

Court rejects Viacom's bid to throw out Cablevision bundling suit

Read more: Court rejects Viacom's bid to throw out Cablevision bundling suit - FierceCable http://www.fiercecable.com/story/cou...#ixzz35VYlwhot
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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I doubt anything is going to come of this, except maybe higher prices or missing channels for CableVision subscribers.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:28 PM   #3
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I find irony in this statement
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Cablevision, meanwhile, responded with the following statement: "We continue to believe that Viacom's tying of its popular networks to carriage of its lesser-watched ancillary networks is illegal, anti-consumer, and wrong," it said.
Cablevision has a problem with Viacom bundling channels, yet Cablevision has no problem bundling channels in packages to it's customers (not offering a-la-carte).
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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Before the cable or satellite companies could sell a la carte, they have to be able to buy a la carte.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:16 PM   #5
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There is some advantage to bundling. Bundling allows new channels to gain a foothold that they may never have the opportunity to get otherwise. I know most of the bundled channels are crap, but there are some channels we consider indispensable today that only got off the ground because they were bundled with more popular channels 10-15 years ago.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:16 PM   #6
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There is some advantage to bundling. Bundling allows new channels to gain a foothold that they may never have the opportunity to get otherwise. I know most of the bundled channels are crap, but there are some channels we consider indispensable today that only got off the ground because they were bundled with more popular channels 10-15 years ago.
We need to let the market decide, and weed out most of the crap that's out there. There are WAY too many junk channels. There's not enough bandwidth for them all, and there is just garbage on most of them.
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We need to let the market decide, and weed out most of the crap that's out there. There are WAY too many junk channels. There's not enough bandwidth for them all, and there is just garbage on most of them.
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We need to let the market decide, and weed out most of the crap that's out there. There are WAY too many junk channels. There's not enough bandwidth for them all, and there is just garbage on most of them.
One man junk is another man's treasure.
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but how will I watch my storys?
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All fun and games when the popular crap is all that is left and all the high brow people wonder where their niche channels went.
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We need to let the market decide, and weed out most of the crap that's out there. There are WAY too many junk channels. There's not enough bandwidth for them all, and there is just garbage on most of them.
And there would be a bunch of sports channels that would be dropped if people had to actually pay for them without being subsidized by the majority of subscribers. I would love to get rid of many of these sports channels that I don't watch, yet I have no choice but to pay for.

Especially since I just got hit with a stupid regional sports Network fee when I renewed my FiOS contract last week. It was something like $2.50 extra on the bill. For channels that I rarely, if ever, watch. I would rather save that money and not watch them at all. Even though I really don't even know for sure which channels this money goes toward.
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And there would be a bunch of sports channels that would be dropped if people had to actually pay for them without being subsidized by the majority of subscribers. I would love to get rid of many of these sports channels that I don't watch, yet I have no choice but to pay for.

Especially since I just got hit with a stupid regional sports Network fee when I renewed my FiOS contract last week. It was something like $2.50 extra on the bill. For channels that I rarely, if ever, watch. I would rather save that money and not watch them at all. Even though I really don't even know for sure which channels this money goes toward.
Regional sports, so it go to local sports games in your area.
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And there would be a bunch of sports channels that would be dropped if people had to actually pay for them without being subsidized by the majority of subscribers. I would love to get rid of many of these sports channels that I don't watch, yet I have no choice but to pay for.

Especially since I just got hit with a stupid regional sports Network fee when I renewed my FiOS contract last week. It was something like $2.50 extra on the bill. For channels that I rarely, if ever, watch. I would rather save that money and not watch them at all. Even though I really don't even know for sure which channels this money goes toward.
The sports channels would be the last to go. They have quite a following, including ESPN. It might force them to de-bloat a bit, and get the college conference contracts out of the stratosphere, but they would still be around...
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