This is what I was talking about. Why can't my local teams (and all other sports for that matter) be available on cable or satellite but also be available to me via streaming if I don't want to pay for cable or satellite?
If you're talking about the movie studios, they're doing things no differently than in the past but with windowing. They make money in the DVD window, in the PPV window on tv distributors, then after that on Netflix, etc. They control the release calendar and charge accordingly. A movie can't be on PPV and also on HBO at the same time. Nor can it be on Netflix and on a premium channel, UNLESS the movie is old enough and has gone through all of its windowing parameters. That windowing allows them to monetize along the life cycle of their product.
Whats frustrating to me is that I can subscribe to an out of market sports package (without cable or satellite) and get all the games from outside my area but if I want to watch my local teams I'm required to get a cable or satellite subscription. I feel like thats a slap in the face to the local fans, a big F you, sorry charlie, but if you want to watch our games you'll have to get cable or satellite. How is that kind of attitude going to draw in and keep fans?
I guess it really is all about the money, and the heck with fans. Its getting to the point of me not wanting to be a sports fan anymore.