Listen up, HBO and Showtime and Cinemax…
If you offered me the option to stream content online, on my xbox, or my roku player WITHOUT having to pay for cable + your premium channel, I’d totally sign up.
Think about it. Your customer base would grow, if for $4.99-7.99 you offered streaming.
Netflix gets it. Amazon gets it.
People want cable packages based on what they watch, with pricing reflected by that. They don’t want to pay a bunch of money for channels they never watch, let alone even go to.
Several times, companies try to put out these “pay for what you watch” packages, but the cable companies shoot them down as fast as they can. If the stations were really serious about it, they would look into providing streaming options for nominal fees.
Hell, I’d pay up to $3/mo/channel for the few channels I want.
FX, Spike, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network (pretty much only for Adult Swim), and that’s about it. I don’t need or want more channels. If I did, I’d subscribe. Or give me a 5 channels for $15 package option. Add tier levels to it.
I know I’m not the only one who wants this, so get on board, companies.