Interesting argument from Time Warner Cable's CEO explaining why cable TV customers will never be able pick and pay for just the channels they want. Going a la carte would give consumers less choice, not more.
Glenn Britt essentially confirms he carries a ton of dreck no one in his right mind would actually pay for as a stand alone product. These networks are subsidized by the popular stuff people actually want, kinda like if car dealers tacked on an extra $1000 on every SUV to cover the cost of keeping plaid, steam-powered tricycles on the lot. Great deal for the occasional loon, jobbery for the rest of us.