June 25th, 2012
Cable TV has remained a popular option for entertainment.Â However, there areÂ some major negatives associated with choosing cable TV over other providers of cable, such as satellite TV which will be the focus of this article.Â
Cable TV has increased significantly in cost over recent years.Â When it was first launched, one of the major attractions of cable TV was that there were no commercials present on these cable TV networks.Â Over time, that has changed however, and costs have skyrocketed.Â As a result, the cost of cable TV in comparison with other options is significantly higher.
Cable TV is a regulated industry and there are certain limitations that limit what a channel can show.Â A good example of this is sports games.Â Certain sports leagues only provide local games on cable channels and more national games re prevented from being shown in selected markets.Â This has led to a limit of your viewing options and has constrained your options.Â Satellite TV options are more varied and complete as they represent channels that are available throughout the country.
Another con associated with many cable TV providers is the negotiations that they have been conducted with various channels.Â These negotiations often revolve around the fees that these channels are paid as a percentage of the cable subscription.Â When these parties negotiate, often the channel is omitted from the TV and subscribers are unable to watch. Cable TV stations generally do not reimburse customers for these los features however, which is another negative of cable TV.