Stopping password sharing is not all that hard. If streaming services wanted to stop it they would. Netflix is taking that step now and I will happily pay for the sub account to keep it "legal" when that happens.Bruce and I never agree on anything, and Bruce is right. Password sharing is stealing, that simple.
Anyway, Fox’s strategy is not to lose money, and it isn’t losing money. It is fair to say that Fox has a different view of the supposed inevitability of non-linear streaming. Time will tell who is right, but my money is on Fox (literally).
But the new world of multiple options makes retransmission issues different. In the not too distant past, if one of the three providers (DISH, DirecTV, local cable bandit) dropped a channel, it was an investment of time and generally money to switch. Now it is just signing up for a linear streaming alternative, or stealing from one. And some of the material is on other services you might be paying for anyway.
This should, over time, cause retransmission prices to go down. It also is why no provider will ever sell sports a la carte.
NW Communications of North Texas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fox. The NW is “New World” which was a TV station group Fox bought back in the 90s.I'm in the DFW market & I haven't as yet seen any Crawlers on the channel indicating the carriage dispute. I may have missed it but I've been tuning into KDFW Channel 4 for the last 2-3 days off & on.
The reason may be that KDFW appears to be owned (according to the small print at the end of their local news at the bottom of the screen) by "NW Communications of North Texas" (or something close to that).
So, if streaming services don’t do a good job at stopping password sharing, it is ok to do so?Stopping password sharing is not all that hard. If streaming services wanted to stop it they would.
So based on what you wrote, you are only willing to pay once they crack down on password sharing, reads like stealing to me.Netflix is taking that step now and I will happily pay for the sub account to keep it "legal" when that happens.And again, I am paying for the service.
Again, the only one being paid is DirecTV, the Traditional Provider.I am paying for the service. If Directv and Fox can't figure out how to deliver it to me, I have no choice but to figure it out myself
But you are not, if you really wanted to pay, you could do so, but you are choosing to steal the programming.. Let me be very clear...I will happily pay for anything I want to watch
And that is stealing, if I had a Gas Station within 200 feet of my home, it is ok for me to go there and steal Gas or a bottle of pop and a Candy Bar, if I did so, the business would not be paid for those items ( and I would get arrested if caught), just like Fox is not being paid, but you are basically justifying it because nothing will happen to you., but sharing a password with someone that lives 200 feet away from me is the only way I can watch, that's what I'm doing.
Thanks for the info. I'm watching KDFW Ch 4 now & so far they haven't had the Crawler alert appear on the broadcast which to me is unexpected as the deadline is tomorrow. They may be running ads that I haven't as yet seen.NW Communications of North Texas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fox. The NW is “New World” which was a TV station group Fox bought back in the 90s.
You are affected.
But since ESPN is not making as much as they used to, they are starting to have issues with new contracts ( Rights), for example they just lost the Big Ten Contract because they could not compete with what CBS (Paramount+), NBC(Peacock) and Fox offered.