I don't think Disney will sell you ABC without ESPN. Fox won't sell you the FX without Fox Sports 1, etc.
Disney won't at first, but if someone put together a package that included all the other sports-free networks like AMC, HBO and so on, and starts getting a lot of subscribers, maybe they start feeling the pain and have to cave. Fox may or may not be willing to deal, FS1 isn't that big yet. They probably collect less money for it than they do for FNC. If you don't get Disney on board, what exactly are you losing? The Disney channel? ABC Family? Big deal, most people could live without them with all the money they'd be saving not paying for sports they don't want.
You'd still get your ABC network programming, because those negotiations are with local stations just like cable/satellite providers do today. Though actually if you could get the network feeds you'd be better off. The FCC rules covering cable/satellite probably wouldn't apply to a pure IP delivery provider, though I'm sure you'd get sued by the NAB and have to go through court to establish that.
If you don't watch sports, what reason do you as a subscriber have to care about getting your local station versus getting whatever station that provides you each network? Local news? Put up an antenna or visit their web site!
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