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    Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Intel Is Reportedly Going To Destroy The Cable Model By Offering People The Ability To Subscribe To Individual Channels - Business Insider

    For the first time, consumers will be able to subscribe to content per channel, unlike bundled cable services, and you may also be able to subscribe per show as well. Intelís set-top box will also have access to Intelís already existing app marketplace for apps, casual games, and video on demand.

    Leveraging the speed of current broadband, and the vast shared resources of the cloud, Intel plans to give customers the ability to use ďCloud DVRĒ, a feature intended to allow users to watch any past TV show at any time, without the need to record it ahead of time, pause live tv, and rewind shows in progress.
    It's an interesting read but that's the key paragraph.

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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    God, I hope so.


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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Not sure how this will play out, could have a bad long term trickle down effect

    Disney, for instance, charges TV distributors about $5 for every subscriber that gets ESPN. And, by some estimates, only about 25 percent of cable customers actually watch ESPN on a regular basis. So if you unbundled ESPN, the per-subscriber cost might shoot up to $20 or more, to account for the 75 percent drop in its customer base.


    If people don't want to pay $20+ for ESPN, it could result in a huge decrease in revenue and ESPN/FOX defaulting on these megadeals they gave the Big 12, and the other conferences.



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Not sure how this will play out, could have a bad long term trickle down effect

    Disney, for instance, charges TV distributors about $5 for every subscriber that gets ESPN. And, by some estimates, only about 25 percent of cable customers actually watch ESPN on a regular basis. So if you unbundled ESPN, the per-subscriber cost might shoot up to $20 or more, to account for the 75 percent drop in its customer base.


    If people don't want to pay $20+ for ESPN, it could result in a huge decrease in revenue and ESPN/FOX defaulting on these megadeals they gave the Big 12, and the other conferences.
    Wouldn't that be great for ISU staying in a geographically logical power conference long term?



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Not sure how this will play out, could have a bad long term trickle down effect

    Disney, for instance, charges TV distributors about $5 for every subscriber that gets ESPN. And, by some estimates, only about 25 percent of cable customers actually watch ESPN on a regular basis. So if you unbundled ESPN, the per-subscriber cost might shoot up to $20 or more, to account for the 75 percent drop in its customer base.


    If people don't want to pay $20+ for ESPN, it could result in a huge decrease in revenue and ESPN/FOX defaulting on these megadeals they gave the Big 12, and the other conferences.
    Maybe it needs to happen. The draconian bundling of channels and the ever-increasing cost of cable is already pushing people to streaming services - which cuts networks much further out of the loop than a la cart channel offerings would.



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    I have been saying this for years!



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    I'd be willing to bet Intel loses a loooooot of money on this if true.



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I'd be willing to bet Intel loses a loooooot of money on this if true.
    That's my thoughts too.


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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    The money-hungry bastards in the right places won't allow it to happen. It would be amazing though.



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Unbundled programming will not be cheap...

    Those bundles are core to today’s TV ecosystem. And the TV guys insist that consumers really don’t want “a la carte” programming, because if they do, the channels/shows they like today will end up costing much, much more.

    Disney, for instance, charges TV distributors about $5 for every subscriber that gets ESPN. And, by some estimates, only about 25 percent of cable customers actually watch ESPN on a regular basis. So if you unbundled ESPN, the per-subscriber cost might shoot up to $20 or more, to account for the 75 percent drop in its customer base.




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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    The companies that own the channels will never go for it.


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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    The companies that own the channels will never go for it.
    I agree with this, and it doesn't help that a majority of the channels are owned by the same few companies.



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    The companies that own the channels will never go for it.
    No kidding, the Big 10 Network would take a huge hit. Especially since it's one of the most expensive channels out there.



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    No kidding, the Big 10 Network would take a huge hit. Especially since it's one of the most expensive channels out there.
    It's the example of a type of channel that should be a la carte and unlike Disney or Viacom they don't have other channels with broader appeal. I doubt this model is going to become the norm, but I would love if BTN ends up being a la carte per subscriber and the Big Ten is stuck with their crappy Rutgers/Maryland add.



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    Re: Intel to offer a-la-carte TV channel subscriptions

    I can't see every channel agreeing to this. Most media companies forced cable companies to add less popular channels to get the more popular channels. For examples they force them to add Nick Jr in order to get MTV. These media companies will lose money in an ala carte model. In addition, read the bottom of the article, the prices could actually be more expensive for somebody who watches more cable than the average user since costs would raise for some channels in an ala carte model. Don't get me wrong I would love for this to happen but it could and probably be very watered down.


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