Jay Evensen: Let freedom ring for cable's suffering souls

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  • Winglish Lehi, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 10:56 a.m.

    I agree with the premise of this piece. I don't have cable or satellite. I stream what I watch. I would gladly pay for ESPN and nature/discovery type channels for my kids. Those channels alone are not worth the price of a cable subscription, so I ditched the cable.
    If they want my money they need to offer a product I want.

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    Oct. 29, 2013 6:42 a.m.

    Andy is right. Canada hasn't schooled us. They are just regulating a zombie business. It's dead but just doesn't know it yet. Cable is the Blockbuster of the 2010s. RIP.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 4:50 p.m.

    So don't get cable. We have been TV free all 5 years of our marriage and haven't missed a dang thing. I think the only thing keeping cable alive is sports.

  • prelax Murray, UT
    Oct. 27, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    Drop cable and watch local tv over the air. Most tv's get a better picture over the air. Satellite and cable compress the signal. You can watch most tv shows after they air on the Internet. Streaming services like Netflix give a lot of bang for the buck for $8, Amazon, Hulu, and now Redbox all offer streaming services.

    This is the future.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 27, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    I think there should be a different business model for television in any case. Content providers should not be hostage to companies that operate distribution infrastructure. Network connections should be free to everyone who can be connected practically and economically. Infrastructure costs should be borne by content providers, whose goal would be to sell content to consumers. Any number of content programmers could sell individual or groups of channels to any consumer over the same network. If your car dealer wanted to give you a years' sports tv package for test driving a car, that would work. Some programming could even be free, covered by ad revenues for the provider.