said by espaeth:Yeah whatever. They tried to kill the VCR because it would kill the industry and kill jobs. Now Hollywood couldn't survive without the home video industry. Hollywood has tried to kill every new technology because that technology was going to kill revenues and in EVERY single case that has turned out to be the exact opposite. EVERY TIME.
Networks make most of their money through their affiliate system. If they de-value the product they are selling to the affiliate networks by delivering content directly to consumers their revenue stream would dry up faster than end-user subscriptions could possibly replace it.