I have a very simple request. I want to see good content – and I am willing to pay for it. But the guys who own the content are not willing to take my money. Some will call it strategy – I call it bad business.
I love to watch Heroes, Weeds, The Wire, and Prison Break. I don’t care about the zillion channels offered by the local cable companies. No, not even the Turkish, Kurdish and Russian ones. They have a VOD platform, but they still want me to pay for additional 73 channels, when I just want to watch my favorite shows. My local provider asks me for more than 50$ per month to access this content legally.
I am willing to pay for my favorite shows – $10 per month, as long as I can do it in a simple way (Amazon style). I also don’t have any problem to download it to my computer or watch it online.
ALAS! I can’t. Just can’t. All these shows are online, with full episodes – but because I am not located in the US, I can’t see them.
So what do we have here:
1. A customer who is willing to pay
2. A content provider that is crying about piracy
3. A technology that enables the content creator to provide the content to the customer
And the missing link:
4. Big media thinking, that prevents me from watching my favorite shows legally.
Not that smart isn’t it?
How can we change it? Nothing like the good old civilian action to make a change.
If you want to join the struggle to free online prime time TV shows, please:
1. Link to this post
2. Leave a comment on this post stating your support
4. Send emails to all the people you know in NBC, ABC, FOX and such and make them aware of this cause.
Together we will make sure that I can pay to watch my favorite shows!
Let’s Make Some Noise