I cut the cord 3 months ago. It has been fantastic. I now get all the shows I watch via Hulu. Sure there are shows I enjoy that I can't get such as anything on Discovery Channel, but I just don't see a minimum of $60+/month value for just one channel. And Yes, I do PAY for my hulu+ account, $7-8 I can justify, $60-80+ NO. I am more than willing to pay for the content I watch, but only for the content I watch. I would be happy to pay a couple bucks a month for the few shows I watch (notice I said SHOWS, not channels). But I don't need to pay for content I don't watch nor desire (aka bundled packages). Give me the content I want, delivered in a convenient manner (streaming like Hulu is quite convenient), at a reasonable price ($2/month per show (not each episode) with commercials or $3 without commercials I can handle), and I am happy to be a PAYING consumer of television content.
Comcast, Dish, DirecTV, and the rest ALL need to realize that:
I don't like DVRs, too restrictive
I don't want to need a DVR just to watch the few shows that I like at a time that is convenient for me
I don't want to pay for content that I don't want
I want convenience
I really don't mind paying reasonable pricing for good content.
Techdirt has not posted any stories submitted by Octothorpe.