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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/12/2017 6:03:12 AM
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Re: Pay TV is an Option
@Adi - on the surface is sounds like it would be an appealing product, i would think even to those in the yuounger generation. My big question would be about price. If it was a reasonable price, I'd probably consider it. Especially with Sling added and the ability to access local channels. I'm not opposed to being chained with a cord, but I am no where near willing to jump into bed with an expensive contract that has an ever-increasing bill attached. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/12/2017 5:47:15 AM
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Pay-TV for everyone
I think Pay-TV providers will be more successful if they focus on maintaining a product that could be useful for any age. Part of their marketing and product needs to be appealing to the younger generation who potentially may have never even been a part of the Pay-TV market. That means offering convenience and innovation. Still, a big part of their market comes from an older generation not willing to cut the cord. As such, they need to offer a product that is helpful and basic for the older generation to remain a part of their business. With most people, old or young, a big part of their decision to do business with a company is customer service. Offer solid customer service that is useful and helpful to all generations, and their company will be successful. 

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Adi
Adi
6/12/2017 4:09:51 AM
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Re: Pay TV is an Option
afwriter - I believe Dish is trying to do that in the US with AirTV -- it's a hybrid OTA-broadband set-top box, and I think they do the installation. So you can get your local broadcast channels for free, use the DVR in the box and get streaming videos from, various sources, including Sling.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/11/2017 3:10:23 AM
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Re: Pay TV is an Option
I think that's what Aereo was trying to do -- make a DVR for OTA transmissions that was inexpensive and reliable. But the Supreme Court somehow came up with a "looks like a duck" judgment that killed it off. If the decision had gone the other way, there would be a crazy amount of competition for internet video streams.

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afwriter
afwriter
6/11/2017 12:35:38 AM
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Re: Pay TV is an Option
You are right about the signal, I live in a metro area so I get a decent signal and somewhere around 40 channels, but just 150 miles away my dad can't get a single channel using my antenna. I think that OTA would see a huge boom if someone could introduce a cheap and effective DVR for OTA. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/9/2017 12:12:13 PM
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Re: Pay TV is an Option
Are we seeing the death of OTA TV? The switch to digital broadcast has brought some benefits but also drawbacks for people with antennas. If you're lucky enough to get a signal, it's great, but if not -- you're left with just pay TV or OTT services (or DVDs by mail?).

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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/9/2017 10:42:14 AM
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Pay TV is an Option
Pay TV is is very popular like Spectrum, Dish Direct TV etc. Mostly the young crowd is obsessed more with it and some older people.  Some have ridiculous payment options and hidden fees so you have to ask yourself at the end of the day is it really worth it just to see Pay TV.

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