said by PaulHikeS2:And anyone that thinks they'll see saving of $4-5 per subscriber are nuts. They'll just pull the ESPN package out of basic, make it pay and keep the same rate and then charge $20-25/mo to subscribers for ESPN. Bills will not be reduced by how much they pay per subscriber for ESPN. said by buzz_4_20:
I could save $20 by dropping that channel?
No. Economics of scale. Currently it's $4-$5 per subscriber for ESPN. If only 25% of current subscribers choose ESPN as a subscription, then theoretically the price would be $16-$20/month for ESPN to get the same revenue.