Why couldn't Apple just do an endgame run around the cable providers and start their own network? They have more cash than the top five media companies combined. It seems like Amazon and Netflix are doing this already and if Apple could create just a few channels of live coverage, I think the cable companies are going to start to sweat that their little kingdoms would crumble.
Way too Big Headache!!!!
H265 Smaller File Sizes will give more power to iPads, iPhones, Macs etc!!! Time Warner Cable and other ISPs and Cell Carriers won't be able to Charge the Public for Extra Data, because H265 Video Files will be smaller!!!
The solution to this is easy: "a la carte" bundles. We already have this is Quebec, Canada. How it works is you still bundle channels, but instead of theme bundles, you pick up the channels you want. So the bundle are per number of channels. For example, 10$ for 10 channels, 15$ for 20 channels, ...
It may not be perfect, but this at least has a chance of making the content providers bend.
Another thing they are doing is combine channels and count them as a single choice. For example, inside a 10 channels bundle, you could have a choice that combines 2 or 3 channels and count as only 1 channel choice. To see what it looks like go to the following link and select QC province.
I'd love to see Consumers creating their own Bundles, instead being forces to buy a lot of Content that they are no interested in! It's like as if one wants to buy Ice Cream and the store forces one to buy soda and or pencils and crazy glue, so that customers could seal their mouths shut and not complain:)! It's a Rip Off!!! Why is Department Of Justice doing nothing about all that? It's a Collusion!!!!