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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2017 11:15:59 AM
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Re: Niche
Good point! I also think it’s important for companies to find what they’re good at. What makes them special and keeps customers coming back to them. It doesn’t always mean you have to be the leader, but find what they excel at and stay with it.

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vnewman
vnewman
11/30/2017 9:53:39 AM
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Re: Standalone Services Can't Survive
@freefee - the other thing that I find difficult is having to "search" for shows instead of "flipping channels."  I didn't think it would be a huge change but I think, for me, the process is so far ingrained in me that I'm having trouble getting past it.  

It also adds a bunch of extra steps.  Turning the TV on, then turning the Apple TV on, then selecting an app to use, then searching for the show.  Having cable gives you an "instant" on - much like Apple Macbooks.  To me, going through all of this is like waiting for a Windows boot.  It's frustrating.  I'm ready to at least break down and get a basic cable package.

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vnewman
vnewman
11/29/2017 2:06:48 PM
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Re: Standalone Services Can't Survive
@freehe - I recently cut the cord and am having terrible growing pains.  Do a lot of research and talk to your neighbors before you take the plunge.  We are with Xfinity and shows take an inordinate amount of time to load/buffer, stop mid-stream, etc.  Our service just went out completely and it took them 3 days to get here.  That was 3 days with no wifi = no TV.  Nada.  It's been frustrating so far.

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afwriter
afwriter
11/29/2017 1:33:14 PM
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Re: Standalone Services Can't Survive
They're in a volatile industry, they will have to keep up and change. We see every day that certain careers won't carry a channel anymore until their subscribers complain. I'm sure all of the sexual assault allegations and halting production, and cast shakeups is throwing everyone, including service providers for a loop right now. They have made it this far so I am guessing that they will have a strategy to deal with the changes and if they don't someone else will. 

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afwriter
afwriter
11/29/2017 1:33:14 PM
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Re: Standalone Services Can't Survive
They're in a volatile industry, they will have to keep up and change. We see every day that certain careers won't carry a channel anymore until their subscribers complain. I'm sure all of the sexual assault allegations and halting production, and cast shakeups is throwing everyone, including service providers for a loop right now. They have made it this far so I am guessing that they will have a strategy to deal with the changes and if they don't someone else will. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/24/2017 3:17:04 PM
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Re: Standalone Services Can't Survive
What I wonder, though on a consistent and consistent basis, is how the distributors (Comcast; TIme Warner/AT&T (even though under scrutitny); Verizon) and the second tier players will respond to the changes.....

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afwriter
afwriter
11/24/2017 11:49:19 AM
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Re: Standalone Services Can't Survive
That is pretty steep. I think it all depends on what you watch on a regular basis. I have a few OTT services along with an OTA antenna and, apart from FX shows, there is nothing that I watch that can't get. Apart from the initial investment in the antenna, I only pay around $30 a month for Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

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freehe
freehe
11/24/2017 11:46:38 AM
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Niche
"You also need to have something that is different, out of the box. We have the edge in sports, Amediateka has the advantage of HBO's exclusive content. You have to find that advantage that no one else has, and build on that, exploit it. That's what you need to succeed in the Russian market."

Sometimes companies have to know their sweet spot and find their niche. It may not make the company a leader or have the top sales but they are revered as a quality company that has loyal customers.

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freehe
freehe
11/24/2017 11:44:38 AM
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Re: Standalone Services Can't Survive
@afwriter. You are so right. Our local water company increased the prices for everyone in the city by 50% or more. Everyone is complaining. I am writing my letter this weekend to complain. They are charging us fees for their projects they are doing for the city which do not affect customers or our water supply. It is criminal.

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freehe
freehe
11/24/2017 11:42:37 AM
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Re: Standalone Services Can't Survive
@afwriter, @srufolo1. I have the most basic package and am in the second year of a promotion. I have internet and voice but I don't have any premium movie channels and still I pay $124.99/month. I am going to do research this weekend to find a better alternative. Comcast is the worst.

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