I dont know much about HOW the company is run.. But, I have garnered a few interesting things over the years..
There are 7-8 Companies that OWN the worlds TV broadcasting comapanies. THATS about 99%. Then there are a FEW private owners.
EACH broadcasting tower sends many signals. for many stations. IF those stations CBS owns go Black..What will they do? they are PAID UP to broadcast CBS. Yes, they PAY to broadcast the CBS signal. figure at least 1000 Broadcasters Affected. They all get to SUE CBS. (I wouldnt want to be CBS)
For all the channels, I dont think CBS is the TOP of the heap, in that group for channels. I dont have the list of WHO owns WHOM..but they arnt on the TOP.
Lets go with LOCAL advertisers.. THAT is what CBS will loose. CABLE doent do it, and neither does SAT. Those 2 can only sell NATIONAL goods. They cant advert Joe Blow mechanic, down the street. These also will be in the Line to SUE CBS corp. And will be a WHOLESALE LOOSE to CBS and the Local broadcasters.
Dear CBS, I think you will Loose MORE then you will gain. Think hard about it.
HOW can the PEOPLE of a democracy/republic KNOW what to do, if there is no knowledge of what Government is DOING?
Its ridiculous, that ALL that is on the news is death and destruction INSIDE the USA, GLORIFIED. To BYPASS the Right to bear arms they RAISE prices on Guns and AMMO. FREEDOM OF SPEECH DONT WORK, As the only ones listened to, Since we dont know whats going on, are the CORPS who pay others to Stick a Worm in the Congress ears. Trade agreements that ARENT from our Gov. being passed as LAW? in private bypassing event he law makers..
"Numerous international agreements provide a right of communication to the public, which applies even when the technology used to effect the transmissions enables members of the public to access works or performances of works “from a place and at a time individually chosen by them."
1. THE PUBLIC didnt know or VOTE for this, so WHY IN HELL, did our REPS do it?? 2. this is the reason we dont have those CHEAP DVR/PVR systems in the USA.. SOMEONE decided that the LAST format that we could use to record with is/was the VCR. The Current DVR/PVR selection is Expensive(mostly) and VERY low quality..
I said before..CORPS dont like change..They like BUILDING it one time/they like selling you the SAME crap in a new box/Every time you look at WHAT they built, its 2-5 generations OLD.. And then you wonder WHY we are still dealing with INTEL serial based hardware...when we are 30 years behind in computer tech.
There is a Strange law that was placed in Oregon..
That If a company/person was not using a piece of property to its BEST ECONOMIC ability, that they could take it, and MAKE more money with it.. Dont know if its still in use, as many wanted to take the Governors mansion and convert it to business venture..
fOR some reason(i WONT POINT FINGERS) to many companies are NOT competing.. Is there NO competition? HOW does 1 company take over WHOLE areas..as in the OLD phone companies.. Wouldnt it ne interesting, that IF' another company WANTED to come into an area, and SOMEONE had already installed the infrastructure, that THEY COULD JUMP ONLINE with that SAME infrastructure? YES, its mean, and would upset companies..THEY had installed MILLIONS into an area, and an UPSTART takes over parts of it..for little or nothing. But ISNT that whats KINDA happening now..Companies selling themselves BACK and forth, and we PAY for the bills they MADE in the purchase prices?? with no improvements on OLD CRAP?? To them its a tax deduction, and to US its a higher BILL..
WIRELESS SUCKS.. The Tech to do Cellphones and MANY MANY other devices has a BIG FLAW.. For more then a couple 1000 people in 1 area to use it..It has to have something special. CODING. To get more then those 1000 in a LOCAL area able to use cellphones, there are codes in it. so the computerized system knows WHO is WHO. Their USED to be only a few channels to broadcast on. NOW A small code is placed into it, so that the PROPER phone # can send and receive it. And many many MORE people can talk to each other. the restriction is BANDWIDTH..how many calls a celltower can handle.
Blue tooth is a fun one..KNOW why the 1st restriction is 30 feet? They CAN interfere with each other. Its a very narrow bandwidth. And when it first came out..they forgot to CODE the channels. Anything with BT could be monitored and or Messed with. STILL can if you know what you are doing.
the first thing to remember, is that ANY wireless signal can be monitored.. Second..NOT ALL ARE CODED/SCRAMBLED/SECURE..(ask anyone thats played with FM microphones)
WHO here knows what happened to the series of Doctor WHO? Doctor WHO started in late 60's black and white, BBC.. the USA even tried to buy/copy it..
the BBC tried to make a compilation of all the shows.. MISSING over 1/2 of them to TIME and destruction of tapes. they SEARCHED the world for copies..
NOW to the VAULTS in the USA..where the movie industry keeps all those OLD FILMS on media that was original in 1930-40-50...NEVER upgraded to any other form/format/or new media copy. ALL that OLD TAPE/FILM ROTTING.. NO changes, no upgrades, NO fixing the faded colors or rotting tape/film..
This group gathers/buys/collects the OLD movies and Fixes them, as much as they can.. this is like going out to the DUMP and finding stuff to take home and FIX..missing parts, Rotten wood, and so forth. THEY TRY HARD.
1. at leat 10% of USA dont watch tv.. 2. out of the TOTAL number of persons in the USA, how many can afford $50+ per month. lets cut another 30% off the list. 3. NOW those 60% see that SOMEONE uses Broadcast TV..and they see that its CHEAPER..(maybe $100 to setup, 1 time) AND they can SAVE money. another 10+% 4. Internet?? and knowing HOW to use it..Take another 10% off. (maybe 20%) being able to watch MOSt of what you want, WHEN you want..we still aint gotten to RICH people who can afford a DVR/PVR.. 5. THOSe USERs that find a hidden alternative on the net to watch WHAT they want..Another 5%.. 6. Searching the net, and finding a wiki on FTA...and seeing that many nations install SATELLITES, and give free service to watch TV, if you got a box($100-300). knowing is 1/2 the battle.. 7. finding out that ESPN is a required channel, and it costs MORE then any other channel. and you dont watch sports.(but everyone pays for it) 8. looking at your bill, and seeing that you watch about 20 channels..out of 200 you are paying for. 9. realizing the channels you WANT, cost more money..That $50 for 200 isnt enough.. 10. realizing that CABLE/SAT wont remove the 180 channels you DONT want in exchange for the ONES YOU WANT.. Priceless..
In the USA we have had 1 mAJOR INDUSTRY that we WANT to keep.
GUNS. To keep them going and not shut down, we SELL guns to other nations. WE ant sell enough GUNS to all the people in this nation to keep the business going. Do you think we sell them at HIGH prices in other nations?? NOPE.