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Pay-Per-Not-View?

July 16th, 2013 - 3:01 pm

I would so pay for this:

Apple has a new trick up its sleeve as it tries to launch a long-awaited television service: technology that allows viewers to skip commercials and that pays media companies for the skipped views.

For more than a year, Apple has been seeking rights from cable companies and television networks for a service that would allow users to watch live and on-demand television over an Apple set-top box or TV.

Talks have been slow and proceeding in fits and starts, but things seem to be heating up.

How about you?

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Two questions:

How much?

How easy?

Streaming live TV w/o the commercials, what do they do during the commercial break? For sports they just keep broadcasting from the stadium, but what about a sitcom? Do we get to see it just run through? Or do we have to sit there twiddling our thumbs until the commercial break is over?

If the latter, I'll just get a DVR
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
Hate commercials. Hate them. Sign. Me. Up. It is really just pay-per-view for the shows. Watch with commercials for free, or pay-per-view. Should be a choice.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
It's really kind of funny, paying the media companies to stifle the ads. I'd like to see the ad that advertises it.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
Apple, you magnificent bastards, come take my money. Take it. Take it now.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
I don't mind the commercials on Hulu. Though Alec I can really live w/o. But it's only 30-45sec. I can live w/ that. It's when I go back to regular TV and have to sit though 5+ min of commercials that it really dives me up the wall.

And when is Hulu's add algorithm learn what I'm interested in. It was supposed to do that. I do not want a credit card. Knock it off w/ the Alec Baldwin adds!
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
So I have to make a decision about whether to pay cash, or sit through yet another Capital One or Geico commercial every 15 minutes? Sorry, no. Charge me monthly, or buzz off.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
What makes you think that's how this would work? Only a moron would do that to its customers. It's a "premium service" for customers willing to pay extra -- each month.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment

It makes about as much sense as a premium service that makes me push a button to skip the commercials--which is the other way to read that article. Granted, it might just be poorly-written.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment

OK, on re-reading, it's unclear how the consumer would get charged. The media companies get paid for skipped commercials, but it doesn't specifically say that the users would pay per skip.
39 weeks ago
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