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  • commented 1 years ago
  • tags: DTV CMCSA DISH TWX
  • It may be hard to understand, but this really is good for customers and, in the long fun, for DirecTV. DirecTV is doing something in the best interest of their customers (something that is always good) by highlighting their interest in increasing consumer choice. Program networks, including RSNs, are doing exactly the opposite; trying as hard as they can to limit choice by consumers by increasing the cost of current networks AND forcing their channels from optional tiers to Basic service AND adding even more networks no one wants.

    Program networks will not stop their insatiable drive toward higher costs until consumers can choose to avoid high-priced networks they don't want. Otherwise, the networks will just keep using the consumers money to bid higher and higher prices for sports rights. [ less... ]
    It may be hard to understand, but this really is good for customers and, in the long fun, for DirecTV. DirecTV is doing something in the best interest of their customers (something that is always good) by highlighting their interest in increasing consumer choice. Program networks, including RSNs, are doing exactly the opposite; trying as hard as they can to limit choice by consumers by increasing the cost of current networks AND forcing their channels from optional tiers to Basic service AND adding even more networks no one wants. Program networks will not stop their insatiable drive toward higher costs until consumers can choose to avoid high-priced networks they don't want. Otherwise, the networks will just keep using the consumers money to bid higher and higher prices for sports rights.
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