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Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
On Jan 13, 2007, at 7:36 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
I do get it from the producer; that is what they produce. (And the video editor time referred to is people time, not machine time, which is trivial.)
Yes, and that has the potential of immediately reducing their income by a factor of 2 or more.In the USA at least, the cable companies make you pay for "bundles" to get channels you want. I have to pay for 3 bundles to get 2 channels we actually want to watch. (One of these bundle is apparently only sold if you are already getting another, which we don't actually care about.) So, it actually costs us $ 40 + / month to get the two channels we want (plus a bunch we don't.) So, it occurs to me that there is a business selling solo channels on the Internet, as is, with the ads, for order $ 5 - $ 10 per subscriber per month, which should leave a substantial profit after the payments to the networks and bandwidth costs.
I suspect that they would compete at first by putting pressure on the
channel aggregators not to sell to such businesses. (note : this is NOT a business I am pursuing at present.)
What I do conclude from this is that the oncoming wave of IPTV and Internet Television is going to be very disruptive.
Where you could do well with your proposal, is where there is no cable TV available at all.