Therein lies the problem. Most of them were licensed for broadcast only. In order to release them on home video or streaming, they need to secure the permission of all the stars of the shows receiving residuals. I read that doing so is a tedious and costly process, and that is assuming the star agrees to let it be released at the same per subscriber residual rate. Its all about the money.
Besides that, I am lazy. I dont want to sit here and figure out that I might want to watch a Brady Bunch episode, then figure out which one, then try to figure out which streaming service has them, then switch over, and log on. Id rather just set the DVR to record the last 10 episodes of the shows I like, and when I feel like watching, hit the list button, and pick one.
Yea, the content is all probably out there somewhere. I'm just to lazy to look for it.
In a perfect world, we would have a full power station, running 4 or 5 full bandwidth 480p channels, and carry all of them. MeTV looks SO much better (DVD quality) on C band compared with the subchannel on the local.
I am really kind of surprised after all this time, that none of the locals (especially those like channel 42, or one of the religious broadcasters, hasnt picked up the G rated, family friendly AntennaTV.