With all the transplanted Mid-Westerners as well as the seasonal Snow Birds down here in SW Florida........WHY THE HECK DID ComCast/Xfinity REMOVE the BTN (Big Ten Network) from the cable lineup???? Poor demographic study if you ask me.......and probably thousands of other subscibers as well!!!! BRING BACK BTN!!!!
It's always about the $$$.
But it's also about what that $$$ brings. Dozens of "second language" channels to a person who doesn't speak that language. Channels that almost duplicate each others programming. Multible sales channels when most people are now shopping on line. Dozens of childrens channels to customers who don't have children. And different "packages" that you're forced to subscribe to, just to receive one or two channels in the bundle you ARE interested in.
Why not let channel selection be consumer driven? By allowing customers to select the individual channels they want to view. Sure. Sell a base package of a set number of channels. Perhaps not as large a number as currently offered. But one that would offer basic National and local interest as well as channels the cable company are both mandated to present as well as select channels the company has a monetary interenst in presenting. Say 30 or fewer. THEN allow that consumer to add as many individual channels they so choose, at a "per channel" cost.
With todays tecnology, it shouldn't present that much of a problem. This way, a customer can customize their viewing to their individual interests and tastes. Making for a much more content viewer. For it would justifiy their cable bills becasuse it would be the customer who is selecting the channels he wants to view and ordered himself. Making his cable bill sort of "self generated". And NOT a bunch of unwanted and unneeded channels he feels he's being forced to subscribe to and will never view. Nor is he subject to what someone at Xfinity deems for him to be suitable or availible.