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Cable providers have very smartly also become your internet providers. They aren't going away anytime soon.
No, I don't care to respond to gibberish.
Why are the cable providers the issue here? I don't care about them. I don't care about YES. I don't care about MLBAM. The point is that their is an ocean of money out there for sports entertainment and someone somewhere is going to give a lot of it to MLB.
The margins on Internet service are not great. They don't even come close to those on TV services
I think you've got that backwards. Most of the reports I've seen indicated the margins are much higher on Internet services compared to TV services, due in part to the sharp rise of programming costs.
If that were the case, what motivated AT&T and Verizon to spend billions to get into the TV game?
Not at all. Sunk costs means something very specific and the way it gets used in baseball discussions is generally wrong.
Is correcting someone who when talking about a gunshot victim says he's dead when in fact he isn't dead finely splitting a hair?
82 Then A) that was a miscalculation because it makes me less likely to turn to NBC for fear of accidentally seeing that show and B) that only works so long as people are willing to overpay for the channels they do see. As alternatives become more prevalent and accepted people are going to quit buying cable. When I started college in '04 everyone who could afford it bought cable. By the time I finished law school this year I bet less than half went in for more than they needed to get Internet access, whether they could afford more or not. The networks would be a special case because they're everywhere and don't sign the kind of regional deals at issue here, they sign national deals that don't impact individual teams much at all.
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