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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

scenic Just wanted to say (1521 comments)

Thanks for building this and inspiring so many to pursue their dreams. The story of how you did this has always been motivation to go start new things. Good luck with whatever you do next. Sujal

more than 3 years ago

Bill to Bring A La Carte, Indecency Regs to Cable

scenic Re:It's not about money (274 comments)

Dude, that's not true. ESPN charges over 2 dollars a subscriber for every subscriber that has access to ESPN. Since it's on most basic tiers, that means that ALL of you are contributing 2+ dollars per month to ESPN. Since it's one of the biggest reasons a large group of people get cable, it makes sense for the cable companies and ESPN. But that dollar amount (around 100 mil households, IIRC * 12 * 2.70) is billions. Now, ESPN is in it's own price bracket for basic cable, but even if you dropped that to .50 or .25, it's still hundreds of millions. getting on basic cable can be a sweet deal for popular channels. I'm not sure where the bottom is on subscriber fees, so maybe there are a lot of channels that are in the pennies range or part of a bundle that costs .50 or a dollar. It would be great for cable companies to disclose these fees so consumers would understand what was going into their bills. Sujal

more than 7 years ago


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