Personally, I can't afford the $100+ monthly fee for even basic cable. I have MLB.com (for the Twins), Netflix, CCAA Network (Division 2 network out here in Ca. for Division 2 hoops) and Big 10+. That's already 4 different subscriptions "about $60 in fees" to keep track of . I drop the last 2 at the end of basketball season. Certainly don't want to add more. I don't even have time to watch all the baseball and Netflix shows I'm interested in. You would think there are enough Big Ten sports fans for BTN to offer a package like MLB.com for $25 a month.I think in the next 5 years streaming and pay per view will be a norm as more and more people cut cable and switch to streaming.
I keep cable right now because between Xfinity and Verizon, I get a bunch of the streaming apps for free.
(Old Timers Rant coming) I know it's not as lucrative, but if you really care about your fans spread around the country, you come up with some type of 1-stop shopping solution. But I know it's not really about we fans, it's about money.