Streaming, indeed, represents the best model for a la carte, giving you complete control over your programming right down to each individual show. Remember, we even have a "sister-forum" IPTVConnection.com created by Chris Blount. The kind of a la carte people want here could extend the life of the traditional TV model, but successful capitalism is now measured in how much money you made in the last 30 seconds, not whether your company will survive more than five years. All those niche channels would be better placed on the web. They won't make it in the long run because they extract a few cents a month from each of us. That just makes them lazy and it favors the big guys like NBCU anyway as they diddle with rebranding unsuccessful cable channels.