Should cable really cost that much?

Posted by Sheri Harris on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Under: Commentary
Problem

Cable television or television channels that are obtained by the use of a company that provides television entertainment for a fee charge for some channels that should be free. Ok, it takes money to broadcast in superior quality, but since we are not  actually hearing the news from the lord-then why should one pay so much to hear it from those with less talent? People with cable, fiber and satellite find themselves on a diet of sorts because of the increase in taxes each month, it makes watching television unless you use rabbit ears no longer affordable.  All channels that broadcast news for most of the day should be free and in doing so that would add to the regular basic channels or local channels one may get from a service provider for under $25 a month. There are many channels that have music,shows, sports and movies; but some of these channels are in another language. So now people are paying for channels that are news for most of the day and their package includes channels that are not viewed by them because of the language barrier. This is how service providers get too much fiber! Television service providers have packaged their services so that you either go barebones or the works. Anywhere in the middle is simply a give and take of a few channels here and there along with a DVR. In doing so one does not really save money and is subjected to the purchase of channels that one may never watch. The question here is what can television service providers do to create an earthly medium for it's customers?

Solution

The television customer should get to select their choice of channels and therefore only pay for those channels that are chosen by them this includes free and fee/pay based channels.  To explain this a bit furthur companies should offer channel packages whereby you can get the basic or barebones service of free channels along with the option for the customer to pick channels in increments of ten for additional viewing. The channels may be free or fee/pay channels. This means that your bill would depend on 1- how many channels you have, 2-how many of those channels selected are free and 3-how many fee/pay channels you have. In any given scenario one may have 25 free channels and 25 fee/pay channels. Including tax, one can significantly lower their bill because they have fewer channels to pay for. Many companies offer between 100-350 plus channels and the bulk of the bill one pays for are channels that one does not need or watch. If a customer is allowed to select many of their own channels and buy fewer of them this may prove to be workable answer for those who have cable, fiber and satellite but due to circumstances need to reduce their bill without eliminating such a service all together.  Service providers need to offer channels in increments that are affordable to each customer and yet worth it in payment because the customer can now select the channels they actually need or want to watch. It is simply a waste to pay for channels otherwise. In addition you can switch your pick of channel selection through your service provider by using your remote or even add and remove channels. The bottom line is that service providers need to be innovative when it comes to affordability. Since they are not it becomes a situation of all or nothing. Such an option of channel selection could be the agreement between the customer and company and what many people are looking for by providing the correct amount of fiber. 

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Should cable really cost that much?

Posted by Sheri Harris on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Under: Commentary
Problem

Cable television or television channels that are obtained by the use of a company that provides television entertainment for a fee charge for some channels that should be free. Ok, it takes money to broadcast in superior quality, but since we are not  actually hearing the news from the lord-then why should one pay so much to hear it from those with less talent? People with cable, fiber and satellite find themselves on a diet of sorts because of the increase in taxes each month, it makes watching television unless you use rabbit ears no longer affordable.  All channels that broadcast news for most of the day should be free and in doing so that would add to the regular basic channels or local channels one may get from a service provider for under $25 a month. There are many channels that have music,shows, sports and movies; but some of these channels are in another language. So now people are paying for channels that are news for most of the day and their package includes channels that are not viewed by them because of the language barrier. This is how service providers get too much fiber! Television service providers have packaged their services so that you either go barebones or the works. Anywhere in the middle is simply a give and take of a few channels here and there along with a DVR. In doing so one does not really save money and is subjected to the purchase of channels that one may never watch. The question here is what can television service providers do to create an earthly medium for it's customers?

Solution

The television customer should get to select their choice of channels and therefore only pay for those channels that are chosen by them this includes free and fee/pay based channels.  To explain this a bit furthur companies should offer channel packages whereby you can get the basic or barebones service of free channels along with the option for the customer to pick channels in increments of ten for additional viewing. The channels may be free or fee/pay channels. This means that your bill would depend on 1- how many channels you have, 2-how many of those channels selected are free and 3-how many fee/pay channels you have. In any given scenario one may have 25 free channels and 25 fee/pay channels. Including tax, one can significantly lower their bill because they have fewer channels to pay for. Many companies offer between 100-350 plus channels and the bulk of the bill one pays for are channels that one does not need or watch. If a customer is allowed to select many of their own channels and buy fewer of them this may prove to be workable answer for those who have cable, fiber and satellite but due to circumstances need to reduce their bill without eliminating such a service all together.  Service providers need to offer channels in increments that are affordable to each customer and yet worth it in payment because the customer can now select the channels they actually need or want to watch. It is simply a waste to pay for channels otherwise. In addition you can switch your pick of channel selection through your service provider by using your remote or even add and remove channels. The bottom line is that service providers need to be innovative when it comes to affordability. Since they are not it becomes a situation of all or nothing. Such an option of channel selection could be the agreement between the customer and company and what many people are looking for by providing the correct amount of fiber. 

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Should cable really cost that much?

Posted by Sheri Harris on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Under: Commentary
Problem

Cable television or television channels that are obtained by the use of a company that provides television entertainment for a fee charge for some channels that should be free. Ok, it takes money to broadcast in superior quality, but since we are not  actually hearing the news from the lord-then why should one pay so much to hear it from those with less talent? People with cable, fiber and satellite find themselves on a diet of sorts because of the increase in taxes each month, it makes watching television unless you use rabbit ears no longer affordable.  All channels that broadcast news for most of the day should be free and in doing so that would add to the regular basic channels or local channels one may get from a service provider for under $25 a month. There are many channels that have music,shows, sports and movies; but some of these channels are in another language. So now people are paying for channels that are news for most of the day and their package includes channels that are not viewed by them because of the language barrier. This is how service providers get too much fiber! Television service providers have packaged their services so that you either go barebones or the works. Anywhere in the middle is simply a give and take of a few channels here and there along with a DVR. In doing so one does not really save money and is subjected to the purchase of channels that one may never watch. The question here is what can television service providers do to create an earthly medium for it's customers?

Solution

The television customer should get to select their choice of channels and therefore only pay for those channels that are chosen by them this includes free and fee/pay based channels.  To explain this a bit furthur companies should offer channel packages whereby you can get the basic or barebones service of free channels along with the option for the customer to pick channels in increments of ten for additional viewing. The channels may be free or fee/pay channels. This means that your bill would depend on 1- how many channels you have, 2-how many of those channels selected are free and 3-how many fee/pay channels you have. In any given scenario one may have 25 free channels and 25 fee/pay channels. Including tax, one can significantly lower their bill because they have fewer channels to pay for. Many companies offer between 100-350 plus channels and the bulk of the bill one pays for are channels that one does not need or watch. If a customer is allowed to select many of their own channels and buy fewer of them this may prove to be workable answer for those who have cable, fiber and satellite but due to circumstances need to reduce their bill without eliminating such a service all together.  Service providers need to offer channels in increments that are affordable to each customer and yet worth it in payment because the customer can now select the channels they actually need or want to watch. It is simply a waste to pay for channels otherwise. In addition you can switch your pick of channel selection through your service provider by using your remote or even add and remove channels. The bottom line is that service providers need to be innovative when it comes to affordability. Since they are not it becomes a situation of all or nothing. Such an option of channel selection could be the agreement between the customer and company and what many people are looking for by providing the correct amount of fiber. 

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Should cable really cost that much?

Posted by Sheri Harris on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Under: Commentary
Problem

Cable television or television channels that are obtained by the use of a company that provides television entertainment for a fee charge for some channels that should be free. Ok, it takes money to broadcast in superior quality, but since we are not  actually hearing the news from the lord-then why should one pay so much to hear it from those with less talent? People with cable, fiber and satellite find themselves on a diet of sorts because of the increase in taxes each month, it makes watching television unless you use rabbit ears no longer affordable.  All channels that broadcast news for most of the day should be free and in doing so that would add to the regular basic channels or local channels one may get from a service provider for under $25 a month. There are many channels that have music,shows, sports and movies; but some of these channels are in another language. So now people are paying for channels that are news for most of the day and their package includes channels that are not viewed by them because of the language barrier. This is how service providers get too much fiber! Television service providers have packaged their services so that you either go barebones or the works. Anywhere in the middle is simply a give and take of a few channels here and there along with a DVR. In doing so one does not really save money and is subjected to the purchase of channels that one may never watch. The question here is what can television service providers do to create an earthly medium for it's customers?

Solution

The television customer should get to select their choice of channels and therefore only pay for those channels that are chosen by them this includes free and fee/pay based channels.  To explain this a bit furthur companies should offer channel packages whereby you can get the basic or barebones service of free channels along with the option for the customer to pick channels in increments of ten for additional viewing. The channels may be free or fee/pay channels. This means that your bill would depend on 1- how many channels you have, 2-how many of those channels selected are free and 3-how many fee/pay channels you have. In any given scenario one may have 25 free channels and 25 fee/pay channels. Including tax, one can significantly lower their bill because they have fewer channels to pay for. Many companies offer between 100-350 plus channels and the bulk of the bill one pays for are channels that one does not need or watch. If a customer is allowed to select many of their own channels and buy fewer of them this may prove to be workable answer for those who have cable, fiber and satellite but due to circumstances need to reduce their bill without eliminating such a service all together.  Service providers need to offer channels in increments that are affordable to each customer and yet worth it in payment because the customer can now select the channels they actually need or want to watch. It is simply a waste to pay for channels otherwise. In addition you can switch your pick of channel selection through your service provider by using your remote or even add and remove channels. The bottom line is that service providers need to be innovative when it comes to affordability. Since they are not it becomes a situation of all or nothing. Such an option of channel selection could be the agreement between the customer and company and what many people are looking for by providing the correct amount of fiber. 

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