Why hasn't the free market stepped in here? I don't understand why globally, someone isn't taking this opportunity. I understand the cable companies and networks hold the monopolies, and that's where the governments step in. If the governments don't step in, piracy will happily take the lead. Maybe we need an App for our Apple TV/Roku/Chromecast that stream Russian's or Chinese channels that happen to be the popular network show and channels.
Just so I'm completely clear. I pay Foxtel $120/month in Australia to stream non-HD garbage to me. I would happily pay the TV network channels directly each $10/pm to let me stream the same channel and cut the middleman (cable) out of the loop. Or an Internet TV provider $110/pm.