Is free to air TV really worth what we pay for it?
Or is Pay TV much better value?
Given that I have about 3hrs to waste every night (8-11pm) after work, before I fall asleep.
In Oz, it seems like Pay TV plays the same 3 semi-decent/recent movies over and over for an entire month, before replacing them with another bunch of equally irritating repeat movies. Furthermore, they fill out the schedule with garbage like “foreign” films (ie bad french / italian / indian censored porn ) and “arthouse” films which were worth all that the investors put into them (in the order of $50 per actor, + $50 for acting lessons. I don’t think they get their mones worth )
Furthermore, while waiting for the films to start (often 10mins late) they are “padded” with, incidentally, 10 mins of annoying adds for other Pay per view channels on the same station. Worse is that many of the “Pay TV” channels often broadcast old content from the “Free to air” TV stations, or occasionally even recent content (news anyone?) from free to air V stations.
Free to air on the other hand consistently have crap on weeknights at prime time, but some good stuff afterwards, and usually friday, saturday and sunday decent movies (new ones each week).
It seems that the only garbage they really have on is a forced 30 mins each day of local (aussie) content :Z:Z and reality TV, which we are thankfully free of after prime time
Question is: Is pay TV really worth it? Or is Free to Air worth much more than we pay for it?