Spectrum has a 10 channel a la carteAnd such a thing will never work/be feasible. Channels are not created equally. Unfortunately, some channels will never get critical mass and will eventually shut down. But the bottom line needs to stay the same/go up so now the per channel cost for the rest will go up.You have the wrong idea of a-la-carte. It would still be under a single cable distributor like Dish or hopefully Silicon Dust, but instead of tiers with 30 or 60 or 90 channels the selection would be more fine grained. Still a single bill, but the user could choose which channels they want, either individually or based on the parent studio group, like Discovery group or NBC Universal group, or whatever.
Anyone who has ever eaten at an a la carte restaurant knows two things: its not cheap and the selection is not huge. The same would hold true for cable tv.
10 channels. Exactly my point