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    Would it be possible for paintball to get its own TV station? I mean, if there is a GOLF channel there should definately be a paintball channel.

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    No, sorry. The paintball industry seems reluctant to spring for decent advertisement for the industry as a whole for public awareness.... a TV station would be much more costly.

    Then you would have to fill the station with programming. This also takes money.

    Golf on the other hand has some major money floating around. There is also no shortage of golf footage and programming to use.

    Totally different sport. Yes it is less "active", but it is much more lucrative.

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    IMO, i do not think paintball will ever be on TV. After all the school shootings and such, most Americans see paintball as a bad thing because it involves guns. People are like, "OMG, kids are running around shootings guns?!". Most other sports that involves guns, you shoot at objects or other animals, unlike paintball, your running around tryng to shoot each other. Plus there just isn't enough people playing paintball at this time.

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    The Golf industry is a 12BILLION dollar industry. Paintball isn't nearly that big of an industry.

    How much programming would there be to put on the channel. To have 24/7 programming you need alot of programs, there simply wouldn't be enough.

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    Yep - last year I think paintball came up as a ONE billion dollar industry. I guess if we grow 12x as much - we may be as cool as golf.



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    what about OJO DE AQUA aka splatter factor? that is on tv soon!

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    Um, what exactly is 'Splatter Factor' And another thing, you would get all these 2nd-amendment-robbing hippies trying to get rid of paintball once they see it. I'm already fighting to keep firearms, I hope paintball isn't next.

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    Yeah lots of wealthy people play golf so the golf industry gets a lot of $. The people who play paintball typically aren't as rich.

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    Plus there aren't as many guns in the high end price range like there is golf. Example: in golf there is big dogs such as Titleist, Callaway, Taylor Made, Adams, etc. that are selling golf equipment in the same upper end price range. Which are continually trying to be the best with all their new products. In the paintball industry, there is the WDP and AGD(with the Emag) that are selling the top of the line guns. They don't frantically search for the newest way to top the other's latest product. They both are doing advertising, but other than that someone who has the money doesn't have much to think about to get what they would consider the best gun for them.
    Plus, like Shartley said, you would have to fill it with programming. There is only maybe one tournament that would be broadcast each week to fill time, which only takes a fraction of the time that a golf tourney does.
    Still, it would be great to maybe see an extreme sports channel start up that could include biking, skating, paintball, etc.

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