reply to elray
Re: what? Exactly. We need to get rid of the middleman. I don't care if it's IPTV or DBS or ATSC or whatever. Cable and dish systems are carriers and both now have very intelligent systems which could allow the consumer to directly pay Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney and the rest for their programming.
How hard would it be to make watching TV like calling a 900 number from your phone? The phone company provides the pipe and bills you for the call but that's it.
I know this turns the cable/dish/phone company into a big, fat, dumb pipe but...