Dish's revenue, whether it's calculated per subscriber or as a total, doesn't interest me. My revenue determines what I do and I dropped to the AT120 package a while back.
I do miss the days when I wasn't obligated to pay for locals. It's weird knowing that I could drop the whole works and these days we would be able to watch by streaming 70% of what we watch at no cost but our ISP bill (which we pay anyway so I can post here ) - except we'd have to watch commercials like we did a few decades ago. But we wouldn't have to watch the shows in a linear fashion like we did back then.
What I haven't determined is what my costs would be to stream through Amazon or Netflix shows from HBO, Showtime, Starz, and some basic cable channels, show episodes which won't be available within the live airing season and won't be free when they become available. And I'd have to risk not living long enough to see some I might enjoy.
But let's face it, there are so many options it's almost confusing.
I do resent every penny I have to pay to the local broadcast channels and broadcast networks. I'm from the generation that believed the license for a local channel was a government required license to use my airways. I had no idea we were licensing conglomerates like News Corp to tax me for the privilege of being able to pay Showtime to watch "Homeland."
Edited by phrelin, 19 December 2013 - 06:51 PM.