HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » 10 things that used to be... » Reply #46
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Reply #46

In the discussion thread: 10 things that used to be free [View all]

Response to dvhughes (Reply #36)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:56 PM

46. Broadcast TV is still free

and in many markets thee are several more networks available over the air than there were in the 70s... yeah, you pay for cable, but... that's a new technology/delivery system... what used to be free is still free, and in increased quantity and quality. Also, commercials pay for the operating costs of the channel and also go toward paying for the shows you're watching... commercials are basically to your basic cable (or network station for that matter) what subscriber fees are to premium cable stations or what box office is to movies... they make the programs you like possible. I'm sure I'm not saying anything people don't already know, but just to reiterate.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 57 replies Author Time Post
liberal N proud Oct 2012 OP
a kennedy Oct 2012 #1
dvhughes Oct 2012 #36
LineLineLineReply Broadcast TV is still free
BarackTheVote Oct 2012 #46
BarackTheVote Oct 2012 #49
Doremus Oct 2012 #50
hobbit709 Oct 2012 #2
HughBeaumont Oct 2012 #3
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #4
HughBeaumont Oct 2012 #10
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #18
hifiguy Oct 2012 #24
woodsprite Oct 2012 #28
HiPointDem Oct 2012 #39
SoCalDem Oct 2012 #42
MADem Oct 2012 #51
SheilaT Oct 2012 #38
DemzRock Oct 2012 #5
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #15
abelenkpe Oct 2012 #53
meaculpa2011 Oct 2012 #55
DemzRock Oct 2012 #57
MadrasT Oct 2012 #6
Jeff In Milwaukee Oct 2012 #8
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #16
EX500rider Oct 2012 #37
Skidmore Oct 2012 #7
pipoman Oct 2012 #9
Bluenorthwest Oct 2012 #21
Erose999 Oct 2012 #29
hfojvt Oct 2012 #30
pipoman Oct 2012 #47
nichomachus Oct 2012 #32
HiPointDem Oct 2012 #40
pipoman Oct 2012 #45
vanlassie Oct 2012 #11
yesphan Oct 2012 #12
Hamlette Oct 2012 #23
sufrommich Oct 2012 #13
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #14
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #34
wendylaroux Oct 2012 #52
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #17
Bluenorthwest Oct 2012 #19
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #35
Nye Bevan Oct 2012 #20
slackmaster Oct 2012 #22
ProdigalJunkMail Oct 2012 #26
ProdigalJunkMail Oct 2012 #25
spinbaby Oct 2012 #27
Initech Oct 2012 #31
madmom Oct 2012 #33
TBF Oct 2012 #41
AgingAmerican Oct 2012 #43
Octafish Oct 2012 #44
maveric56 Oct 2012 #48
pipoman Oct 2012 #54
meaculpa2011 Oct 2012 #56
Please login to view edit histories.