I think you're described an ad from this year's Super Bowl, although it may have been based on a real incident.
Goddammit, I read your comment out loud and Siri recognized my bank password and withdrew all my money. You're in big trouble now, bub.
As of today (1/17), Gotham has been renewed for a second season, so there's that.
If the various content providers could come up with a way that people like me could buy individual episodes of the shows we are interested in -- buy, not rent -- then they would lure me back. I'm simply not going to pay $100+ a month just to watch Game of Thrones, Doctor Who or what ever the flavor of the month is..
They've come up with at least four ways I can access right now: iTunes, Amazon Instant (not Prime) Video, Xbox Video, and Playstation Store Video. Each of these gets single episodes of most shows day after air. Yes, it's buy, not rent. No, you can't get Game of Thrones; cable premium shows are the exception. Doctor Who next day, yes.
2. VM is the most efficient way to get spam callers out of your face. They know if they are transferred to voice mail there is no hope of getting a callback so 9 out of 10 times they just hang up and save you the trouble.
Not the ones I get. Their auto-thing knows that VM is picking up, so it marks it as a failure, and they call twice a day for months.
You had parents. Sorry, but you had at least a parent, probably parents, and got told not to be an asshole.
These kids, unfortunately, don't have parents,
I see no indication from the news story that the East Side Community High School is an orphanage.
I just ran into this in iBooks, and was very nervous until I confirmed that other normal books still had prices. So "Get" means "free iBook", too.
The networks have to comply with copyright law and the contracts they've signed with TV studios, so that makes it harder for them because they're obliged to control access to their streams and/or compensate the studios.
Let me just randomly chime in and say that my Boston area TiVo/Comcast On Demand works perfectly. My understanding is that it uses an app over IP to select the program, but the actual playback is over a normal cable TV channel, with the app tuning it correctly. So watching On Demand takes up one of the TiVo's tuners, for instance.
"What is the frequency" refers to Rather getting punched by a loon who several years later murdered an NBC stage hand. How this reflects badly on CBS, I don't know.
As it happens, Olympus Has Fallen is on Netflix, presumably exclusively.
Someone has to foot the bill, making tv shows and content is expensive.
Otherwise what? They're going to start shoving ads down our throats?
I think it's fair to consider him writing in opposition to people saying "if we had ala carte channels, we could all get the same stuff for less money". So, keeping "the same stuff" is part of the goal.
To most consumers, "keeping the total of the country's payments to the networks the same" isn't a goal, to put it mildly, which is why the rest of his argument is useless.
You'd certainly think there are no debtors' prisons in the US any more, but:
You do have to owe money to the court system, not to a private party, to get sucked into this...I think.
[Fox New link chosen to head of skepticism of lefty-er sources.]
I bet Disney would be a good candidate to buy the Xbox brand; they specialize in acquiring massively successful (or at least known) existing companies such as ABC, LucusFilm/Star Wars, Marvel, and the Muppets.
You can now get access to HBO-Go through an Amazon prime account, as well
Not quite. The Amazon deal only includes current shows on a 3-year delay, as well as the HBO Go series "back catalogue" -- all Sopranos, etc, episodes. You also only get HBO-produced TV movies, not the hundred+ films on HBO or HBO Go. (I've seen some interesting stuff on HBO Go that I never found on the actual HBO channels, such as the movie "Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel".)