The Celebrity Center
The Celebrity Center is an actual studio where you can watch you show for a reasonable price. That’s right, $2.99 - only $14.99 per month. That’s around $39 per person. For the average person that’s pretty reasonable. The Celebrity Centers (or ‘comps’ as they’re often affectionately known) are run by companies like Viacom. They look after all the big stars on TV and are pretty much a secret society. So when someone sends you an email or a package containing a free DVD, you know you’ve got to check it out. And so they are. They provide the same service as the Celebrity Center, however, they do it from home. If you’ve done it already, you know how it works. The first time a viewer signs up through the sign up form to watch a show (normally for a 30 day period) will come with an email with a link to watch the show. The recipient can then either download an episode, view it on the Computer or make a call to their TV provider to buy it. The program gets around 250,000-500,000 views per episode on average. Those who sign up for more episodes get “premium” content for a $20 per month - which, from what we’ve been told, is what the celebs are offering. For most viewers the value is not worth the cost up until they have hundreds of thousands to spend on an extremely expensive subscription (which in this case gets around 750,000 views per episode). In another interview with a TV insider, he explained the situation as follows. “You’ve just done this. You’ve just gone on Facebook. You’re just sitting there watching and waiting for money. That’s the beginning. The first couple weeks on the air, people are having to wait weeks for them to download the episodes, waiting weeks for them to actually watch the show. Then the premium stuff goes up to $30 per month which is probably the high point for some people. But that’s still way from what they’re actually paying for. I’m not saying you shouldn’t subscribe, I’m just saying you have to accept some pain to get the premium stuff”
For a look at how these TV executives make a living off of TV, click here . It’s worth noting that one of the show insiders points out to us that at some point the pay wall will get up to the $40-50 per episode mark of most shows. The Celebcys
The most profitable channel in the US is the Xfinity channel since 2011. That means a premium ad slot is about $150 for every 1,000 ads sold. That’s also probably what has been happening here in the US over the last couple of years. The money to pay for those ads then can be used to pay for other channels like HBO that play live cable and broadcast sports as well as the occasional pay tube option like Cinemax. The reality is that the Xfinity channel is used for premium content and thus earning around $4.00 or $5.00 per 1,000 TVviews when it’s all added together over the lifetime of the program. That’s pretty much the same amount they pay for the first episode of your show, $10.00. But they have done quite well, with revenue and profits of $1.67 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. If your show is really huge they will pay for a lot of the high-stakes stuff like commercials, rights to the music that is used for the show, etc. so that people can be more likely to watch your show. I know for a fact that the Xfinity channel does more commercials than any other pay channel. The biggest bonus for the Xfinity channel is that its programming is already in the programming libraries of many of the top cable and broadcast TV channels (I have no intention of showing you that). The Xfinity channel is also paid for in addition to revenue generated by programming aired on the other popular cable channels. If you’re looking for some of the best shows on cable, try your hands at searching for Xfinity shows. And if you can’t remember the name of any of the shows or are wondering if any of your favorites are playing, search by subject like “Star Trek”.
The Xfinity channel is currently the only way to get programming on top of your cable TV signal from that source. But, at the end of the day it’s still just a channel. The biggest benefit for people like myself is that there are several of them. There is enough competition among big cable networks to let you keep your favorite show of the day. There is a show that’s only played on Xfinity every couple of days or it is only available to one or two channels,