View Full Version : pay per view question
05-20-2002, 08:03 PM
if some one with enough money, brains and guts to take a chance wanted to do pay per view of the finals and semi's of a major tournament, say like the open, would you pay to see it and how much is the most you would pay...was just curious,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,mike
05-20-2002, 08:10 PM
I am paying Accustats $30 plus shipping right now.. and I also get to hear commentators that can easily relate to and explain what is happening on the table.
What more do you want? Commercials?
No commercials on PPV. It wouldn't be difficult to send the Accustats coverage out in real time rather than wait weeks to get your copy. It ought to be worth $30 per match, perhaps with the requirement that all three be bought as a package. Would they make as much as selling them weeks afterwards? How do you distribute it? Convince a thousand cable companies to carry it or just pay a lot upfront to PPV? With digital cable it shouldn't cost that much to get on PPV. I saw something offerred at $12 recently and movies are around $4. If Accustats did it they might kill their profits for delayed sales but they might make a killing.
I've never understood why Accu Stats hasn't made a bigger impact on the market. Is it just that they lack imagination? Their products are first rate now, and they have a brand name, shoot, they've even produced their own tournament! Why aren't they doing more?
Thats obvious, they are way to expensive.
I watch every match of the world championship snooker for free on the bbc.
And the bbc is much better: they have much better coverage with a lot more cameras and they have better commentaters plus some nice extras between the frames.
And the snooker players are much better :-) much more proffesional too.
I did the pay per view thing of accu stats and i was very disapointed. I downloaded the us open final of 2001 and the accu stats invitational 8ball final.
All i saw was amateurs playing 9ball and 8ball plus the commentaters dont know what they are talking about.
I have to agree with Malcom Snooker is King in its presentation. I followed the Embassy on line, there was more written word than there is in a monthly issue of BD. They have it all together.####
05-22-2002, 04:42 PM
I talked to Brady Behrman about this very issue for the US Open this year.
Costs were way too much. Accustats, wouldn't even touch it.
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