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Because commercials cover the cost of producing the shows themselves.
Then what are the monthly payments for?
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Then what are the monthly payments for?

The pro-rated cost of infrastructure setup, the cost of maintaining a support staff so a user doesn't have to be an electronics genius, paying service fees associating with carrying a network, actual data use, etc. The provider and the networks the provider carries aren't necessarily the same thing.
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The pro-rated cost of infrastructure setup, the cost of maintaining a support staff so a user doesn't have to be an electronics genius, paying service fees associating with carrying a network, actual data use, etc. The provider and the networks the provider carries aren't necessarily the same thing.

So, money people pay monthly, cover the purchases of shows, movies, etc that are shown by the provider.... aren't they?
And if that's the case then money gained from advertisements is EXTRA...
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you wanna shove adverts down my throat, make the cable box and service free. anything with a paid subscription model shouldn't have advertisements in my opinion. lets see, your paying for the cable box, your paying a monthly fee to watch channels you pay for, what gives them the right to smother the viewer with unwanted adverts?

You're paying your service provider to get service to their (broadcaster) network. It's their network that you're watching, and their network, their rules. If you don't want adverts switch to a broadcaster that doesn't have them (someone like HBO, for example). Be aware that you pay for those channels separately...
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So, money people pay monthly, cover the purchases of shows, movies, etc that are shown by the provider.... aren't they?
And if that's the case then money gained from advertisements is EXTRA...

Er, no. Commercials aren't chosen by the carrier, they cut into the show by the production studio. The carrier receives no direct benefit from commercials being broadcast.
post #36 of 38
As stated 0 commercial advertising money goes to your cable/ satellite provider. It all goes to the networks. The networks also charge your service providers a large sum of money for those channels ontop of the ad money. The networks are constantly trying to jack up their fees to service providers as well.
post #37 of 38
I don't like where this is heading.

I'm just as annoyed by constant commercial breaks as anyone else, but it's one of those facts of life with the current business model. Moves like this will make that change. Make no mistake, advertising isn't going away. Instead of a commercial breaks, we will have something like built-in adds. I'm sorry if I don't want my favorite shows riddled with mid-show adds, and product labels everywhere. I've already seen an increase in this... for example, Dodge and Breaking Bad. Half of an episode was ruined by that trash, not to mention all of the previous blurbs. I can't wait to see more of this type of stuff... /sarcasm.
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Our DVR has the 30 sec. skip button, so 5-6 quick presses of that gets us close to skipping all the commercials. We also purposely do not watch TV live (we start watching Walking Dead about 30mins. late) so we can skip all these commercials along the way. I hate commercials with a passion, but love a select few TV shows that wouldn't exist without advertising.
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