Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Goodbye, Blue Monday!
Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Another workweek, another series of plane rides ahead. Oy.

Question:  Why do cable/satellite  television bundles work the way they do?

Being one of those oddballs in today’s world – a sports-illiterate – I experience no small annoyance when I see how much of the cable (Comcast, to be specific) package I’m paying for consists of sports programming.  Why can a cable or satellite television company not offer an ala carte programming scheme, wherein one can only pay for the specific channels one will actually watch?

There are only two television shows I make any effort to watch these days, and they are South Park – the best social satire available today – and Archer, which manages to mix a healthy dose of Sixties spy-show spoofery with a  mix of raunchy, cutting humor.

But if I could, I would love to pay for only a few television channels, maybe one premium movie channel, and forgo all the sports and music programming entirely.  Why can I not have this option at, say, a third of the price of my current package which includes dozens and Excellent Beardozens of channels which I will ignore until the end of time?

The cable company that solves this problem will likely gain a lot of subscribers.