HUH? vMVPDs are skinny bundles. No one does a la carte cable channels because they can't. What?!? You have to look at the bigger picture. The government is obsessed with more spectrum, more spectrum, more spectrum at basically any cost. The carriers just keep crying gimme! gimme! gimme!. The problem is that the spectrum in the US has been poorly and inefficiently managed since day one, and it should never be sold, but rather leased, with leases not renewed if companies don't do a good job actually utilizing that spectrum. This is further degraded by a push to make everything wireless everywhere. I'm still a firm believer in having as much wired as possible, but that's not the way the market has been going, due to spineless and corrupt regulators. Telcom policy in the US is a dumpster fire, and as a result, we now need small cells and 5G for residential service, as the competition that should have occurred between multiple MSOs and the ILEC in any given area hasn't materialized. Tens of billions of dollars have been squandered, and we aren't any closer to having better broadband access. Yup. We could end up with only a couple of giant services with tons of shows so people will want to keep their subscriptions active, or a whole bunch of small ones with only a few good shows because people will sub, binge, and cancel. I'm not that worried though, I think it will all shake out now that we have far more consumer choice. Providers are going to have to figure out how to survive in this new landscape. This kind of attitude is exactly why the pay tv industry is in a death spiral. Not everyone can have every little niche channel full of junk, but yet the content producers have gotten people to yell and scream and have a hissy fit when their MVPD drops their one niche channel. MVPDs need to grow a pair, and just cut the crap out, as it's unsustainable to have content costs going up far faster than inflation forever. Comcast used to rubber stamp every contract and pay more and more, then YES broke the camel's back, and Comcast told them to go pound sand, although they later did agree to a deal. Now that broadband is their main business, I'm hoping that MVPDs will start to cut channels that are either junk, or just charge way too much like YES. I firmly believe that there is a central role for the living room television going forward, but it's clear cable is not part of that role. Roku, FireTV, Apple TV, etc, are going to be the platforms of choice, and since content providers are just apps now, the market could be very dynamic. Yeah, that pretty much sums it up!