You pay $480 per year for ESPN

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  1. LonghornJ

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    This is a little out of control though... I pay about $200 a month for cable, plus amazon prime, and netflix, and whatever Roku costs


    All so I can watch the cowboys and horns lose football games on the weekend :confused:
     
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    Not me :yes:
     
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    And I dont even watch it anymore except for football
     
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    ESPN has a stranglehold on the video providers. They force the providers to make them a basic service and then charge the highest affiliate/carriage fees in the business. They are the evil WalMart of content providers. Try selling your cable service without them though....
     
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    and i only watch that occasionally. i should be paying about $20 per year.
     
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    I think that $40 a month figure is for all sports related programming channels, even the regional ones.
     
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    I talked Directv down to 60 bucks a months and still have most channels including ESPN and HBO...
     
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    ESPN really has gone downhill, too much college softball and reality shows now. They have been cutting costs a lot this past year guess they see the writing on the wall as well.
     
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    $480 a year? That's 1 month's rent plus 10 bucks here.
     
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    That's not even 1/4th my rent :pissed:
     
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    Crooksville is cheap as fuck.
     
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    ESPN is about 80 bucks a year per household to the cable operators. The regionals are in the 35 buck per year range. I would assume that would be all of fox's regionals, not per channel. TNT, TBS, about the same, they go way down from there. FS1 is bundled in with the other Fox national content.

    The thing you have to remember is that ESPN gets money from every single customer, whether they watch sports or not. If providers were to go to some ala carte menu, where you choose only the channels you want, ESPN would immediately lose a huge amount of customers. Say half the people choose to keep ESPN under their ala carte menu, ESPN would have to charge 2x the amount that they currently charge, in order to keep their revenue even. Everybody knows this would never work. That's why the providers have refused to do it, even though they have had the technology for many years. It's unfair that non-sports watchers subsidize sports watchers but that's how it works.

    If ESPN lost half their revenue, They'd still have the same contracts to fulfill that pay the sports leagues obscene amounts of money. ESPN would have to shut down channels, lay off people, generally lower the quality. Eventually, you'd see them drop out of covering some of the lesser college leagues, maybe hockey, etc.
     
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    keeps me out of the sports bars
     
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    Fuck 'em. A good 5 cents a month of my bill probably goes to all those Lifetime channels and you don't see me bitching. :no:
     
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    @EasyJesus look at Brules going all Satori here bragging about his rent. Time to make a thread about him :lo5:
     
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    It's a beautiful area though, so it's a win-win
     
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