If ala carte was available..........

Chinatown

Chinatown

Thread Starter
On Vacation
Oct 11, 2006
249
0
Wisconsin
........and you were limited to 10 channels, beyond your locals and RSN, what would they be.

These would be mine.

HD net movies

TCM

TBS

NFL network

NFL red zone

Lifetime Movies ( only because of the threat of divorce)

ESPN

ESPN 2

History

Fox News

Of course, this would be the HD versions.


I really have no use for the rest of the others that we have to pay for.


Curious to see what the rest of you think.
 
S

space86

SatelliteGuys Pro
May 3, 2007
639
12
History channel
History International
Fox News
Fox Business
MSNBC
CNN
CNBC
FX
TNT
TBS
 
springdale_sam

springdale_sam

SatelliteGuys Guru
Jan 16, 2006
124
0
Arkansas
I don't think I could do just 10 channels. I think I'll need at least 20.
 
navychop

navychop

Member of the Month - July 2014!
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2005
54,098
19,375
Northern VA
I think if "a la carte" ever came to pass, it would increase our costs and decrease our options. Probably eliminate some of my favorites, such as the Military Channel, so it makes no sense to pick 10 when many of those 10 might no longer be around.
 
Dah-Henny

Dah-Henny

SatelliteGuys Pro
May 12, 2007
3,666
346
Boone, North Carolina
Boy, I sure miss the good old days of c-band ala carte. I purchased every channel that I liked for less than $150 per year. I certainly understand that niché channels could suffer though. For me, cost is not the main issue, but rather, forcing me to subsidize channels that may be offensive to me just to get the one channel that I want. It just don't seem right.
 
Willh699

Willh699

SatelliteGuys Pro
May 20, 2009
1,055
209
Campbell, TX
i know for sure i watch Adult Swim, which is Cartoon Network's after dark adult cartoon block, so Cartoon Network, any channel that has a pro wrestling show on it, Speed channel, weather channel, CNN, Fox News (granted i don't care for political bashing, i only watch it for news only), MSNBC (same thing here), CNBC (hey sometimes business news is interesting), local channels of course, Comedy Central, the ESPN networks (ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN classic, ESPNEWS, ESPNU), FSN Southwest, NFL Channel, and MTV & MTV 2 as well as VH1 and E! for something else to look for on TV, G4 just for Attack of the Show, and one of the premium movie channels for movies. that's how my Ala Carte package be if they had it and i was paying for it. and not to mention, locals are a must have for me too.

edit: almost forgot Vs., that would be on the list too.
 
Last edited:
Koilvr

Koilvr

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 5, 2008
838
0
In a house
HGTV, DiY, Discovery, E!, TLC, A&E, Espn, Espn2, Comedy central, food Network & all my locals.
 
boba

boba

SatelliteGuys Master
Dec 12, 2003
11,350
1,033
Dorchester, TX.
Alacarte isn't and won't be available so this thread is just another dream by an uninformed poster please close it.
 
gopherscot

gopherscot

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 8, 2003
425
1
Davenport, Iowa
Alacarte isn't and won't be available so this thread is just another dream by an uninformed poster please close it.

Really nobody asked for your opinion. This is a for fun post and if you don't want to play the game go to another post. Don't be an ass!!
 
Juan

Juan

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Sep 14, 2003
28,612
6,933
Moscow Russia
Once Internet TV becomes a worthwhile alternative,cable and satellite tv will bite the dust..We will have to purchase our 10gig(To handle 4HD TV's) internet connection from one provider and purchase content directly from the content providers web site. There will be no more networks (in the traditional sense) everything will be on demand. Fox News and CNN will charge their continuous news coverage. Local stations will set up websites for local news and sports. ESPN will charge per event rather than charge an outrageous monthly fee.
 
whatchel1

whatchel1

SatelliteGuys Master
Sep 30, 2006
9,099
48
Great High Plains
That's the PPV model

Once Internet TV becomes a worthwhile alternative,cable and satellite tv will bite the dust..We will have to purchase our 10gig(To handle 4HD TV's) internet connection from one provider and purchase content directly from the content providers web site. There will be no more networks (in the traditional sense) everything will be on demand. Fox News and CNN will charge their continuous news coverage. Local stations will set up websites for local news and sports. ESPN will charge per event rather than charge an outrageous monthly fee.

The model you have just predicted has been around since the 1st PPV showed up. That is exactly what PPV was designed around was people would be willing to pay for only what they wanted. Things will change but don't think that it is gonna happen like that. If it were then we would already be a PPV only nation. Local stations already have their own sites to do this. I set one up for streaming their local news playout for 1 of their news programs. It is at some point to be expanded to more of their news shows. Only problems is they have to stop it due to the ads run w/in the show. There is no national agreement (at least w/them) to be able to run the national buy commercials.
BTW I can't pick just 10.
 
D

dgray9

Active SatelliteGuys Member
Jul 4, 2008
22
0
The Science Channel
TCM (Turner Classic Movies)
Boomerang
History
Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
History International
Showtime
MSNBC
Cinemax
HBO

If this question had been asked two years ago, it would have included many different channels; IMF, SciFi, TNT, USA among others.

The list of channels I have STOPPED watching in recent years due to poor content, too much advertising (Large advertising bugs/flies on the screen etc.) is equally long.
 
Last edited:
jerryez

jerryez

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Sep 8, 2003
4,553
1,027
Pensacola,FL
Travel Channel
SyFy
Science
Green
ABCFam
TNT
USA
NatGeo
Disc
CMT

All in HD, of course
 
Willh699

Willh699

SatelliteGuys Pro
May 20, 2009
1,055
209
Campbell, TX
Alacarte isn't and won't be available so this thread is just another dream by an uninformed poster please close it.

way to try to ruin the fun of what we would have if Ala Carte Cable/Satellite TV existed, we all know it won't happen unless the FCC makes it happen (but they would be paid off by cable companies and media companies with cable networks. thus it won't happen). i say keep this thread alive and maybe move it to another section of the forums.
 
M

Mr Tony

SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
306
54
Mankato, MN
Alacarte isn't and won't be available so this thread is just another dream by an uninformed poster please close it.

you must have us confused with some other site that closes threads that dont agree with the mods views
 

Similar threads

T
Replies
1
Views
1K
Mr Tony
M
wolfjc
Replies
20
Views
2K
osu1991
osu1991
H
Replies
2
Views
1K
Harry
H
F
Replies
26
Views
5K
dare2be
dare2be
Scott Greczkowski
  • Locked
Replies
233
Views
26K
BFG
Top