Cable TV stations have advantages that enable them to attract many more advertisers than broadcast networks attract. ...

on June 29, 2018

Why can't it be B

I'm confused as to why B can't be the answer. The passage says cable tv is subsidized but it doesn't say broadcast networks are not. Furthermore, B says that broadcast networks do not rely on on subscription fees so I am confused as to where we can infer from that broadcast networks do not rely on sub fees. Maybe they are not completely subsidized by sub fees but maybe they still rely on them partially

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Anita on June 30, 2018

@AnanyaK In this case, B isn’t the right answer because we know that the reason cable has lower fees is because they have subscribers, which at least implies that broadcast doesn’t. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they definitely don’t ever, but it is implied that subscribers are generally a cable thing, so we do have at least some support to the idea that they don’t have subscribers.

Budd on January 25 at 03:26AM

I am confused by A versus D. My problem emanates from what is meant by multi-national programming. Cable TV takes programs from other nations; but that is not the same as having a multinational audience. Perhaps I am overthinking it, but I struggled with D versus A and sadly, chose D. Any suggestions as to how to parse that difference? Thank you.