I'm not sure where you got those prices (amazon streaming?)
Why is streaming over the internet the only solution? It comes to me on the same Cable as TV does? I can VOD over that same cable.
What I'm saying is that if I paid per series it would be less than I'm paying now... even $10/mo per series is the same as there's only about six shows I watch regularly anyhow. Most of the showswe watch are premium networks that don't have commercials. We don't have premium channels so we wait a few months and watch them on BRD via Netflix.
Yes, those are the prices if you only want to pay for them... nothing else. The prices would (I'm guessing) only go higher via cable/satellite. Remove the other deliver method's advertising, carry fees, etc and the price skyrockets. We have been discussing mainstream and unfortunately your usage doesn't fit and as such I wouldn't expect a plan to recover lost revenues to evolve around your wishes. Again, this is about the big picture...
Edited by Charles R - 6/22/12 at 1:56pm