I said I quit tv because of the ads. I was paying an obscene amount for 500 channels, maybe 5 of which I watched
and over 30% of that viewing time was commercials.
The cable company makes a lot of money just for the subscriptions to their services.
I don't know who gets the money collected from commercials but I imagine is not insignificant.
So they charge a lot for a subscription and someone makes much more from commercials and I get to watch over 20 minutes
of commercials every hour. No thank you. I don't need people trying to sell me crap I don't want especially on my dime.
Companies pay them to play their commercials. I pay them to watch those commercials. How dumb do they think I am? (don't answer)
As for the internet. I have no idea but I imagine having website(s) is very profitable when you can get companies to
pay you to allow them to plaster their ads all over MY monitor.
So once again stop coming in to my home and try to sell me crap I don't want.
I payed for a Supporting Membership. Why do I get ads? I gave them money to help them run the place.
Sounds familiar............sort of like tv.
I payed them to help keep things going and I paid them to see their ads. MMMMMMnnnnnnnnnnno.
I pay Netflix and Hulu Plus for a subscription for their services.
They both do not place ads in what watch.
Those companies together charge about 20% of what I was paying for cable tv.
I can watch exactly what I want when I want and it is commercial free.
I pay them to watch movies and programs, not to watch commercials.
1.5 seconds after they begin inserting ads in to their programming I will cancel.
Fortunately I have programs that keep my monitor completely free of "people selling crap".
I really really hate advertisements. They are intrusive. They are insulting and obnoxious.
...............and I was paying to watch them. Once again, MMMMMmmmmnnnnnnno.
Like I said, this is all just my opinion and my preferences on the subject.
Your mileage may vary.
Mine never will................
Have a good day, may the Force be with you and watch out for yellow snow....