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    CNN changes their biz model?!

    Apparently CNN realized that charging for access to their news streams is idiotic. All the video links on CNN.com now appear to be free!


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    Awesome, I can recall several times, being bored, visiting cnn.com, wanting to see it instead of reading it. Some membership thing popped up, and I immediately went elsewhere.
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    I was one who wrote in saying that I did not like the pay per watch model and that I'd just go elsewhere (which I have). I've stopped going to CNN for that very reason. My guess is that they were hit pretty hard (though so was everyone else) due to reports on the 9/11 attacks, etc., and thought they better come up with a new revenue model to pay for streams. While this may be true, this didn't thrill me.
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    I think they switched to payola after 9/11. At any rate, it's nice to see that they are now streaming the news without any fees.

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    Yeah, they did, I meant to possibly recoup fees from serving up reports from those months. I didn't like ti but I am a realist and realize that too many 'events' like this would certainly put a strain on their resources and financial ability to serve the streams.
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    The main news sites here in Australia charge for articles if they are I think 7 days old.

    You pay a fee to extract it out of the archieve

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    this was a bad business model, atleast for me, here we pay $4 for full month of cable access with 75+ channels and cnn was charging $5 for month access, so people like me may not go with there pay stream model.
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    Hey, when i click to watch video link it still tells me to purchase a PAY PASS !!

    when they are going to implement this new model ?

    or it is only for people (ips) from U.S.!?
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    Yeah.,... thats why I like Fox News better...

    Better news, hotter women... What more can you ask for?
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    And CNN doesn't cover the 4 hour car pursuits. FOX will hang in there no matter what programming was scheduled. That, my friends, is total dedication to sensationalized news. That's FOX.
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    Where else can you watch people do idiotic things for 30 seconds infront of a studio audience, yep, thats FOX.

    They would be dead by now if it wasent for the simpsons.
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    Originally posted by mahinder
    this was a bad business model, atleast for me, here we pay $4 for full month of cable access with 75+ channels and cnn was charging $5 for month access, so people like me may not go with there pay stream model.
    I need to move to where you live.. My cable bill with no pay channels just the normal channels they decided to put in a "package" for me cost me 67.00 a month on top of the 45 cable modem bill..

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