Connect with Isthmus on Twitter · Facebook · Flickr · Newsletters · Instagram 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 69.0° F  Mostly Cloudy
Collapse Photo Bar

I'm still not paying for cable, assholes

Badgers, Packers, Mallards. Paddling, running, golfing. And bikes!

Re: I'm still not paying for cable, assholes

Postby O.J. » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:07 am

I have no idea about the legality of these sites, but... ... aming.html
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 2984
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:13 am

Re: I'm still not paying for cable, assholes

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:22 am

fisticuffs wrote:They also spent a very large sum of money for that programming and don't want ESPN etc. giving it away for free on the internet.

From O.J.'s link:

But the numbers do not vindicate Disney's decision to pull the game from ABC and televise the Rose Bowl on the cable sports network

Emphasis mine. ESPN/Disney purchased those rights. It was THEIR decision. And yes, it was a monetary one which is fine.

As I said, ESPN(or some other site) could charge me per game or whatever and then that money can offset costs towards the cable companies.

fisticuffs wrote:See, you have choices.

Indeed and now we will have more:

Madison included in expansion plans for TV-over-Internet service Aereo

It's not cable, but more like cable lite. The nice part is that it offers you DVR service. I'll be curious to see, as this expands to more markets, if they can expand their channel base.
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 4813
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:59 pm


Return to Sports, Recreation & Biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Select a Movie
Select a Theater


Promotions Contact us Privacy Policy Jobs Newsletters RSS
Collapse Photo Bar