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Honey Boo Boo Killed Cable

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Honey Boo Boo Killed Cable TV

I remember when I would be excited to get home from work to see some show on cable TV. I would forgo some purchase to make sure my cable bill was paid on time. But today I am no longer in love with cable TV. In fact shows like those that have Honey Boo Boo as a subject killed cable for me. I’ve decided that the crap on cable has overwhelmed the good and I can’t justify spending my money on crap any longer.
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Retransmission Wars

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image of coxial cableLike clock work, the end of the year brings us some retransmission wars in cable television. The FCC allows local broadcasters to charge a fee to cable companies that retransmit its signal to subscribers. The local stations try to get a large fee while the cable providers try to pay as little as possible. When the sides can’t agree then either the channel is pulled from the cable system or some agreement is reached at the last minute. These retransmission wars are stupid and show how antiquated local and cable television is now.
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