Where DISH (and eventually DirecTV) will "win" is with exclusive content. A basic package that includes locals and at least the top channels from each provider cannot be replicated via Amazon or Netflix. While some content is available later, live or close to live content is missing. Perhaps the young people will search dozens of sources to find what they are looking for ... or watch illegal streams if no paid stream can be found. DISH will bring the benefit of having one source for content - a legal source (no rationalization or debate over "personal use" needed). And as the prices of all the pieces keep going up (the cost of Amazon Prime and Netflix increasing) DISH's packages will be competitive. Not having PayTV service is not a long term solution. Those that provide content are not doing it out of the goodness of their hearts ... they want money. Expect more content behind paywalls or susbcriptions.