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Reply # 1051621 23-May-2014 11:29
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hate to admit it but minimum 6 hours daily.  2 hours TV1 breakfast show then mid day news then AFV then Prime news then TV1 news and after that different channels depending whats on.  Enjoy different outdoor wilderness type programs Choice have.  Like Coast and Ray Mears Wilderness etc




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  Reply # 1051867 23-May-2014 19:19
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Jas777: It is probably a good thing that people here are still in the minority because if the practises here were the majority the whole concept of FTA TV would be changed quite drastically.


To be honest, I doubt I would miss it much.

FTA TV pretty much consists of ad-ridden dreck. Local content is banal twaddle, and overseas content is years old. Even with recording, unless I really want to see (which is very rare) it reaching for the remote every 7-8 minutes to get past the latest screaming interruption about the latest greatest sale is too much of a pain in the backside to make the experience worthwhile.

Some of the sky channels (History, Discovery, Comedy, Jones) aren't much better.

It always astounds me that, apparently, there are people who diligently sit through that drivel.



The question is though if FTA went would you be willing to 'PAY' to watch TV? Because if the majority didn't watch adverts and/or downloaded everything then where will the revenue to produce TV come from?


Yes. Actually, I pay circa $100/month to watch TV now. SOHO accounts for over 50% of the (admittedly not large) amount of time I spend watching TV. Movies and Rialto account for much of the rest. Currently contemplating adding a Netflix subscription to the mix at the moment.

If FTA TV went away it would essentially make no difference to me - the only show I have watched on FTA TV in the last 3-4 weeks is House of Cards. And I watch that days/weeks after I have recorded it.

If the majority didn't watch adverts then FTA TV would disappear, and the revenue for TV shows would come from paying subscribers. And that's the way the market seems to be moving both here and overseas. And I have no personal problem with that - happy to pay to get decent content, in a timely manner, ad free.

In any event, you pay for FTA TV as well. It's just that the "currency" is different. With subscription TV you pay dollars. With FTA TV you pay by having your eyeballs sold to advertisers and having to endure irritating shouty interruptions every 5-10 minutes. It's just a question of which price you would rather pay. Personally, I value my scarce leisure time sufficiently to pay dollars.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1051878 23-May-2014 20:10
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I probably watch somewhere in the region of hours a week of TV. Ugh.

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  Reply # 1054207 27-May-2014 10:53
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Gilco2: hate to admit it but minimum 6 hours daily.  2 hours TV1 breakfast show then mid day news then AFV then Prime news then TV1 news and after that different channels depending whats on.  Enjoy different outdoor wilderness type programs Choice have.  Like Coast and Ray Mears Wilderness etc

I watch perhaps 6 hours a night, but only if I am sitting there anyway using the internet or programming on my laptop.  Television isn't an activity I do, it's something I have in the background.  I may give it my full attention occasionally, but it depends if there's something worth giving it to, which is rare.

Without Choice I'd watch a lot less TV.  It's gold to see Mears take out a handaxe and a curved knife and make a new handle for his axe, or a paddle. The gardening shows are also pretty good sometimes, like the great british gardening revival - where I can envision myself doing a bioshock 2 bald dictator with his fist raised topiary on the verge of my property.  Or to see that blond british guy go and live with people in extreme places in the world, seeing that kid teach the presenter to kill and skin a possum was great stuff.

I value free to air tv, and sit there through the ads not minding the chance to focus more on whatever I am really doing.  I imagine others would too, if they lived rurally and didn't have internet access except through mobile broadband.  I used to get all my tv online when I lived overseas.  Now I wish they'd put more channels on freeview satellite.


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  Reply # 1054263 27-May-2014 12:33
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Too many...
Usually the TV gets turned on when I get home from work in the evening (5.30) until I go to bed (11.30). This ins't particularly active watching... but depends what's on really. It's a pretty solid mix of online content (on deman/ downloads) and broadcast TV. Discovery channel is a pretty standard channel to sit on in the background when I'm focussing on other things.
In that ~6 hours each night, there's maybe 2 hours of *actual* show watching that i'm paying attention too.... depending on what series are out at that time of course

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  Reply # 1054374 27-May-2014 15:44
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On average 30mins during the week if that, spend more time on youtube.

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