An article over at GigaOM just got me really excited: Dish’s new Sling TV service liberates ESPN from the cable bundle. (This deal also includes many Turner and Disney channels for $20/mo.)
Add this to the news that HBO may offer their service separately from cable providers. (Likely at $15 to $20/mo.)
Take those and add them to Netflix + Amazon Prime + Hulu and you get a really interesting cord cutter package for a lot less than cable. In fact, by my math this would add up to around $68/mo leaving a savings of over $30 per month while maintaining most of your desired shows. That savings can be put toward the purchase of any shows/movies that aren’t in the above groupings already. And when you need to save money you can always cut back as needed.
Basically- get everything you want, more conveniently, at a lower cost and without a middleman.
Warm up the band, I won’t miss cable TV companies.