People have been making that noise for more than a decade. All they have managed to make is noise. But every few months someone thinks that the industry will actually change and makes the noise again. "A la carte! A la carte!" I have been hearing that chant since we had 60 video channels on satellite for $30. Why can't I get just the channels I want for $20 per month? The availability of other delivery options has brought the industry closer to "a la carte". But the best programming remains on channels that are still sold only in packages. And as long as there is wanted programs on package only channels those channels will maintain their foothold in packages. Splitting sports out to its own package is a workable plan ... but only good for people who like absolutely no sports. I like NASCAR so to get the two cable channels that carry NASCAR throughout the year I would need the sports channels. And my FS1 and NBCSP would be bundled with the ESPNs and RSNs that carry content I "never watch". Someone who liked the Detroit Tigers would want their RSN and end up needing to buy the sports tier to get their RSN. The house always wins - no matter how many Don Quixotes tilt at them. The only way to "beat the system" is to change your viewing habits. Give up on watching your favorite shows and find new favorite shows on lesser known networks. Miss content and use cognitive dissonance (sour grapes) to convince yourself that you're not missing much.