I'll just remain pessimistic on how this will play out.
Sadly that's my impression as well. Yes they "can" un-bundle channels, but I'd be shocked if the providers went full on a la carte and still kept prices reasonable.
"Oh sure, you can pick any channel you want for only $5/month (plus additional system access fees/taxes/regulatory recovery fee, system enhancement fee) but why not consider our most popular KableKlassics Package*? For just $30 you get over 30 channels! A savings of x% from our a la carte pricing!"
*The KableKlassics package can not be combined with any a la carte channels but additional KableKlassics add ons can be purchased for an additional charge
Let's see the pricing for the individual channels before we start toasting this....What would be ideal is if we can get various channels from different providers through the exiting infrastructure. TSN from Bell and TLC from Rogers....etc...that would lead to competitive pricing...no different that the phone companies having to allow competitors access to their networks...
I try to watch as much as I can on TV prior to downloading it. If it's my last option though I will (Futurama).
Though I do hope one day soon we will move away from the cable model and most things are on demand.
I work midnights and have some insomnia issues (which has me sleeping alot of evenings), so I can never catch shows when they are on and if I do I am behind (which drives me nuts) so without a PVR it's either download or don't watch and I refuse to set an alarm to wake up for anything TV related other than the Flames.
To be honest alot of the stuff I end up watching will also be in the summertime when there is no hockey, or I will be so out of the loop I won't even know about a show until a season or 2 are finished. Unfortunately I am not in a position where I have much disposable income so paying the prices associated with purchasing full seasons are usually out of my price range, so I will download full seasons in the summer and watch them then.
Last edited by Alberta_Beef; 07-24-2012 at 02:05 AM.
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