That goes along with my post above. Not giving the customer what it wants, AND fighting technology does not work. It might be smart for the networks to move towards something like your model. Take use of the technology, give the customer what it wants, and still make the money. But your idea or another, fighting progress and change when it's what the customer wants just does not work.
Agree, but as you know, the commercial networks will fight tooth and nail to preserve the one and only model they have ever had. It's in their blood to defend their model and ignore the likes of HBO and Showtime.
In time I expect they'll be gagged and dragged to a newer model that will contain all of the great elements you mention. There's no way they can fight technology and/or customer damands, but they'll try. Eventually, they'll cave to the pressure only to later claim it was their idea all along.