How are they suppose to magic up the cash to keep producing it? The big media companies are able to pull in enough through advertising because they have the clout to demand high premiums. The B.B.C. has the television tax as well as profits from selling to foreign media outlets.So, avanti, I assume you've paid for absolutely everything you've seen and heard in your life, or are you coming from the wonderful kingdom of Hypocreland?
That is not the viewers' problem. They planned up a show that was too expensive for what the viewership turned out to be, and ads could not maintain it, so they're going to this paid version. Do you think this is gonna save the show? No. Most of the viewership will not pay for it, so it'll go down anyway, it's sad they took this route instead of trying to make it a better show they could get more views. Like Top Gear had to cut back on the number of episodes and are trying to focus on quality vs quantity (to varying degrees of success), they could have taken a similar route, creating less but better content, trying to get their viewership up.How are they suppose to magic up the cash to keep producing it?
It does suck to have to pay but they are high quality productions. Maybe one day I'll feel like paying the subscription price but not yetSource
What are your thoughts on this? I for one will pay for the subscription in the near future simply because I love
their workChris Harris.
However, in this day and age, is this really a good idea? Looking at their recent ratings and general feedback on youtube, the venture (as expected) has been received poorly.
Now is this a short term setback and predicted to blow over after awhile? Or will their numbers not improve due to lack of subscriptions and decreased views?
What alternatives could they have considered before such a drastic move?
Oh it will, I'm sure about that.Let's see if the second part of my prediction works out.
Has to be said that things like Big Muscle and Tuned are cool aswell, but honestly, a huge part of the drive subscribers just watched for Chris.Annnnnnnd there goes the viability of Drive. It was a nice experiment, but that show is not even worth watching without Harris.