Friday, February 1, 2013

"Don't Watch TV Sports? You're Still Paying For It"

"Don't Watch TV Sports? You're Still Paying For It"
"Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt, who has been very public about his concerns over rising programming costs, Thursday defended the company's expensive TV deals for the Lakers and Dodgers.

"They were going to be expensive no matter what happened; we think we've done the best of the alternatives," Britt said when asked about the contracts during a fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts."*

Cable is essentially a rip-off if you're not watching sports. All cable customers, whether they watch sports or not, are paying to subsidize the ever-increasing cost of sports channels. Is this fair? Davis Sirota breaks it down.

*Read more from Joe Flint/ LA Times:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-time-warner-cable-dodgers-lakers-20130131,0,6580476.story
 
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Don't Watch TV Sports? You're Still Paying For It
"Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt, who has been very public about his concerns over rising programming costs, Thursday defended the company's expensive TV deals for the Lakers and Dodgers.

"They were going to be expensive no matter what happened; we think we've done the best of the alternatives," Britt said when asked about the contracts during a fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts."*

Cable is essentially a rip-off if you're not watching sports. All cable customers, whether they watch sports or not, are paying to subsidize the ever-increasing cost of sports channels. Is this fair? Davis Sirota breaks it down.

*Read more from Joe Flint/ LA Times:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-time-warner-cable-dodgers-lakers-20130131,0,6580476.story
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