#Randomness – First it was Fox…

First it was Fox, then ABC, what’s next?!

On Monday morning I was listening to Good Day NY, Fox 5 morning news, and they were talking about how ABC and Cablevision came into agreement just in time for the Oscars. Really?! How convenient! They also stated how Fox and TimeWarner also came into contract just in time for the Super Bowl.

Wow, perfect timing you guys!!

So let’s see according to Fox morning news the issue was about these networks asking for money from the Cable people because they somewhat feel underpaid or money is pretty much owe to them (the networks). Therefore, what this agreement does is add $2 or $3 more per month to OUR cable bills so that we can continue to watch these channels that we used to get for free with our rabbit ears antennas. SMH! (shaking my head)

There was also an attempt to compare these “free” local channels to cable channels like ESPN and say how we pay about $4 a month to watch ESPN. Well the truth is, we know ESPN is not a free channel and we choose to pay for it or not, but making us pay for channels that have always been free is ridiculous.

Was this why we were pressured to make the switch to HDTV/DTV and get converters and run to get cable just so that we can continue watching TV and not lose our signals?! And a year later you want to start scaring customers with attempts to remove these free channels and then charging us for it once we start to get mad with the cable companies, because it seems they are the ones doing this to us.

I don’t know, but I was fine with my rabbit ears antenna and non-HD channels. This is not about the money it’s about the principle.

If anyone has any thoughts, comments, or an explanation (maybe I’m wrong for feeling this way), please share in the comments section.

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One thought on “#Randomness – First it was Fox…

  1. Hal Brown

    We need competition and satellite is not worthy or very good at that. I don't give a hoot about sports, except when it is two networks at the same time, and ruins something I want to see… but I get your point. And totally agree. I've considered going back to an outside antenna and dumping the entire (expensive) cable setup.

    I tried the most well-known satellite outfit, but suffice to say that didn't even get off the ground.

    Sorry for the rant. I have a love/hate relationship with cable.