Why Do You Pay For Pay TV?

Many Lifehacker readers favour Channel BT over pay TV, but there are more than 1.6 million households which pay for Foxtel, and another three-quarters of a million which have Austar. Oddly, having lots of extra channels isn’t necessarily a major incentive for choosing to pay for TV.

TV Tonight reported recently on a survey by pay TV industry organisation ASTRA which asked subscribers why they had pay TV. Just 52% cited the range of channels on offer, which means that wasn’t a consideration for nearly half of the subscribers.

That struck us as a rather low percentage, so we figured we’d investigate why Lifehacker readers pay up for pay TV?

Feel free to expand on your reason for paying for (or avoiding) pay TV in the comments.

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