|reply to baineschile |
Not necessarily - look at how much crap is out there. HBO/Showtime might have some decent shows from time to time, but that's "premium" which is kind of off topic.
Broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) still generally rely on advertising, and get paid whether or not you view the channel OTA or via cable/sat. The "bonus" of being paid for retransmission is, from what I understand, a relatively recent thing.