I totally agree with MG on this one, channels that are currently only available through cable need to break out and start offering their service a la carte via streaming. If just a handful of channels including HBO, Starz and BBC would disintermediate the cable companies, I would pay for them and cancel my comcast TV service.
After all, we watch most of what we want to see via on-demand or the DVR anyway, so we don't need broadcast.
More importantly, I don't want to subsidize the NFL, NBA or Major League baseball any more. The fees that the networks have to pay to carry big league sports reportedly account for as much as 20% of our cable TV bills. No one in my household watches football, basketball or baseball so why should we pay to support athletes getting $5, 10, or 15 million a year?
I'm happy to pay for what we watch, but I only want to pay for what we ACTUALLY watch. Get with the program HBO and others!
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It's either got to be them or ESPN to lead here.
parislemon • Dear HBO
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