Right now i have the option, as a consumer, to not pay for any tv channels. I exercise that option. You know what? I'm actually really happy with my decision. I get more than enough entertainment through netflix and online games. Yes. TV packages are a bad deal, but it's not like we, as consumers, don't have options.
When i think about it, subscribing to a channel isn't even what i really want. What I want is just a' la carte shows. Even with a channel you are locked into that channel's schedule. It's archaic and backwards if you ask me. Oh look, those options like netflix and hulu (and pirating) are already giving a superior option in my opinion.