TV providers feeling pressure to change

satellite dishA few months ago, I joined millions in the U.S. and became part of the “Zero TV” movement. After taking a look at my budget, I decided it was time to use the funds I paid every month  to a satellite company for more productive purposes like putting some of the money in savings and giving more to charity. I got fed up with the lack of quality of shows on TV, like fake reality TV, and the lack of quality of TV stations. Out of the 150 channels I was getting, I usually only watched 20 of them at most. And I found that many times, I didn’t have time to watch my favorite shows at the time they were broadcast, so I usually ended up watching them online.

Now cable and satellite providers are feeling the heat not only from people going to Zero TV, but also from their customers who give them constant complaints about prices that keep going up without any improvements in what is offered. Last week in DC, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association held their meeting where they actually discussed how to resolve the disenchantment of the public with their services. In particular, they kicked around the idea of allowing customers to choose which channels they wanted in their package for an “a la carte” plan.

As it stands now, when the providers negotiate with companies like Viacom, if a family wants Nickelodeon, Viacom forces the providers to also include their smutty channels like Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1 in the agreement. Moving to a la carte packages would be closer to a genuine free market where unpopular channels, like all of the ones showing endless infomercials or the overabundance of home shopping channels or ultra-liberal MSNBC, would eventually die off.

Senator McCain has even introduced a bill allowing customers to choose what they want to pay for. It’s called the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013. Personally, I think Washington should stay out of the discussion and let the TV industry chips fall where they may.

Will change really take place in the TV industry? I doubt it. Most of the TV giants, including cable and satellite providers, are puppets for New World Order entities, which have a seemingly endless supply of cash to keep things going as they are. Television, which some believers rightfully call hellivision, remains the primary medium through which the NWO can continue to brainwash people into embracing their ungodly worldview, so I imagine they will not go gentle into that good night of positive change for TV viewers.

Source: Russ Jones & Jody Brown. Rising cable costs re-energize talk of ‘a la carte’ pricing. Monday, June 17, 2013.

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  1. We agree with most of what you said, with the exception that we have pretty much quit watching anything produced in the USA and have no subscriptions to anything, no fees, just an antenna and get broadcast TV. We found a foreign series with subtitles that to some extent does not put out the trash that is here in the US, and has no commercials. Most people seem unable to consider changing habits to get out ot this time wasting trap.


    1. Hammond,

      I just have an HD antenna. I tried streaming Netflix for a couple of months & then cancelled it. Most of what they offer is stuff I wouldn’t waste my time on. I came away wondering what all the hype about the service was. And you’re right about TV wasting time. I don’t blame you for the way you feel about USA productions.


  2. I don’t watch TV much but I would like to only pay for channels that I do watch. I agree that most of the channels have smutty shows. There are a few new channels offering family friendly programming that I enjoy. My kids like to watch Disney but I have to screen their TV shows too because some of the content in those shows give examples of teen promiscuity and bad behavior towards adults and others.


    1. Stephanie,

      I have often thought it curious that family channels didn’t make up most of what providers offer. The statistics show that family-friendly movies, including Christian themed movies, make more money than the violent, curse-filled, dirty joke, sex-filled movies. I guess it just proves that the studios have an agenda that’s based more on negatively affecting people’s minds than it is on going where the money is.


      1. Conservative Christians are under assault continuously by demonic powers, often posing as Christians with an “enlightened” understanding that transcends the Bible. As a venue for achieving the demonic goals, what better front person could they have than the hollywood crowd. Beautiful people, rich, charismatic, carrying the demonic message, with the intent to displace all other messages. They (the satanic side) want us addicted to television and movies, and they have succeeded. They want us misguided, and they are succeeding. They want us to envy their representatives, ie, the Hollywood bunch, and they have succeeded. They want to destroy our values, and are doing so by preempting the messages that go to the public. They control what our children see and learn, as much of our population, those who have children, use the TV as a babysitter and do not control either the time nor the content seen. Parents have lost control of their children to the extent that the child can wreck the family budget with demands for and success in getting frivolous things from shoes to iphones. Families often do not eat together, pray together. learn together. The devils are making steady progress as materialism defines how families use their time and money, and most are going right along with it, lambs to the slaughter, and for the most part we are unable to stop it, because we are in a deepening minority..


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