If they can't figure out how to provide entertainment for a reasonable price, then I don't watch TV. Why pay a bunch of money to watch other people enjoy life via a little box when you could be spending it on enjoying life yourself?
We pay for Netflix, and they seem to do ok without commercials. Technology is advancing to greatly reduce production costs, but do they? We watch OTA broadcasts... they have commercials... I don't mind that... because it's free to watch... except when I'm eating dinner and a commercial comes on for some vaginal rejuvenation cream for dry cracked vaginas... that may cause vaginal bleeding and a bunch of other nasty things.
There is a world outside of your mom's basement.