I'm going to bring up the law of diminishing returns again.
Everybody I've talked to lately about cable and streaming, etc., has always said they would drop it except there are one or two shows or events they can't give up. In essence, they are saying they are willing to pay $50 to $150 mo. for just those few things. I just shrug my shoulders and say fine, all the time thinking I can choose from 20,000 other options via streaming instead of fixating on that ONE thing.
The point is, the current cable/sat distribution model has people trapped into doing something they normally would not do, and that is paying a lot of money for a huge quantity of something they can't possibly use.
Do the math: 100 channels of cable x 24 hours is 2400 hours per day. Even if you watched TV 24 hours a day, you could only watch 1% of it. And unless you record it to, ahem, "stream" at a later time, once it has aired it's gone. You might get another chance to watch it but only at their discretion. So why are people being forced to pay so much money for something which they can only use 1%?