Hey, here’s a crazy idea:
You know how you have the rights to all those old SF TV shows like Twilight Zone and Automan? Why don’t you just set up a thing like Hulu, except you charge $3 a month and let me watch any of those shows whenever I want? You could even set it up so that I could build my own TV station–two episodes of Star Trek, two episodes of Buck Rogers, whatever.
I mean, I know that I could probably find that stuff for free, if I were so inclined. But security is really about convenience–it’s easier for me to pay $3 a month to watch the TV shows than it is for me to find shitty resolution copies on YouTube. As long as you charge less than the work it takes for me to find it somewhere else, I’ll pay for it. I mean, that’s basically the reason that anyone pays for anything, right? You could put an ad on the shows, too, maybe make a little extra money out of it. Call it SyFy: Vyntage, or something.
I’m just kind of frustrated by this idea that I have to pay for all of cable if I only want to watch six television shows.