You want to know what's wrong with TV providers? Last I checked on my in-law's Dish or DirecTV (or whichever satellite provider they have), there were hundreds and hundreds of channels (possibly close to 1000). And many of the channels with premium content on them (sports, pay per view movies), are a large additional cost on top of an already absurd monthly fee (and then the companies get ad revenue as well). TV today is bloated. Your average viewer probably spends about 98% of the screen time watching 1% of the channels available. That's be like always buying a large Big Mac meal for lunch every day, and only eating a few fries. Meanwhile, on Netflix, you pay $7.99/month for on-demand content without ads. Sure, you don't get new releases in movies or shows, but the content on Netlix is still better than the majority of the random crap you get on TV that absolutely no one watches. And when you are paying 5%-10% of the cost of TV subscription, that is a definite win and a no-brainer. With TV, everyone has their hands in your wallet, and it shows.