Too much evil from Vilecon already
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There really is no good way to get TV in the US-all cable systems are overpriced, only feature about half the channels in digital, and charge out the ass ("Suddenlink" is a prime example, as well as a stupid name), pay satellite is cheaper but forces you into a contract forever and requires you to get the most expensive package just to get the three channels you actually want. The only semi-decent option is FTA satellite, and that usually requires a big dish and has a limited selection of channels-as a lot of channels available for free elsewhere (eg; History) are scrambled here in the states.
With that in mind it seems totally pointless for so-called content providers to charge the cable companies more, as they'll just pass the inflated price right on to their customer's already over-inflated bills. Such behavior is especially unwarranted out of Viacom(I suggest the new name of "Vilecon")-haven't they already been evil enough lately with the YouTube fiasco?
Most importantly, why the hell are we PAYING TO WATCH THEIR DAMN COMMERCIALS?
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