Kellner Says People Will Pay For Skipping Ads

from the oh,-they'll-pay... dept

Jamie Kellner, chairman of Turner Broadcasting Systems, is really trying to make a name for himself trashing a technology he clearly doesn't understand. This is the man, of course, who claimed that people who skip commercials were "stealing" television. Now, he's claiming that because of evil PVR devices like TiVo, we're all going to have to pay an extra $250 a year to watch TV. His "rough calculations" make a number of faulty assumptions - with the biggest one being that new business models based on PVRs won't spring up. Already, watching TiVo experiment with different types of advertising models is encouraging. I won't even mention the fact that most people pay for cable already, and still get inundated with tons of useless commercials. Where does the entertainment industry find these shortsighted execs?

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    2Lazy2Register, 15 Jul 2002 @ 8:29am

    Am I alone?

    Am I the only one with enough of a life outside of electronic entertainment to tell these pinheads to go f$%k themselves? They act like they're providing oxygen for cryin' out loud. I don't know about you, but when the crap they call entertainment becomes a hassle to deal with, I dump it. There's only so many hours in a day that aren't taken up with work, commute, and kids, and I'll be damned if some overly greedy prick with an axe to grind is going to tell me how to spend them.

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