Will We Soon Pay For All TV?

by Maxi

Now that David and I are retired television is our best entertainment. Don’t you love TV? I mean, you can put on your jammies, get yourself a snack, sit back in the recliner and put on your favorite show. Well, our comfy, cozy days may be in big trouble.

Our new 52″ Samsung HDTV (waited yrs)

We might hate those commercials but they pay for the shows we watch. Only now Cable TV and the Internet are grabbing a lot of that money, which leaves local stations and networks hurting. I read an Associated Press report that stated some were forced to cut staff and two broadcast groups filed bankruptcy protection this year.

It was scary when that same article declared the biggest pay-TV provider, Comcast Corp., is supposed to take control of NBC. That Fox is warning some broadcasts could go dark if Time Warner doesn’t pay higher fees.

Here’s what is happening. In order to get more money the networks and local stations are copying the cable channels: They are charging pay-TV companies a monthly fee per subscriber to carry their programming. This can be astronomical when you have thousands of subscribers; which means the cost will be passed on to us.

What do you think of all this?  Is free TV coming to an end?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

Read a chapter of  Over the Edge:

coming in 2010

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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