Re: Ability to choose channels of choice
06-09-2009 11:37:18 AM
Should of, Could of, Would of....
Your confusing the situation by picking and choosing your arguements. You comment that HBO and ESPN are "too expensive" but then say as anology that if Sears is too high, you can go somewhere else. If the price is too high, you can go somewhere else, it is called DirecTV, DishNetwork, Comcast, Time-Warner, etc.... That is why your arguement is with the existing price structure of the TV industry as a whole. That is why your argument is apples in oranges.
Can you please tell me one "distributor" that does not place ESPN in their basic package in the Chicago area so I can switch to that provider?
If you read my post (yes they are long) I never said that this was in any way an attack against AT&T. This is an industrywide issue. ESPN "forces" their programing into the lowest tier for everyone!
We have NO choice in the matter. Unlike Sears and being able to go to another store if I do not like Sears... I cannot go to ANY other distributor for pay TV so I do not have to pay for ESPN.
So why not HBO? Why not force HBO on everyone so we get a better price?
Yes we are beating a dead horse. When did the citizens of this country decide to bend over for the large corperations and give up their rights?