My Future Web Invoice

Reading MC Seigler’s Netflix Original Content Is Much More Than A Strategy Shift — It Could Shift An Industry I thought again about cutting the cord. Our household is a very heavy consumer of cable content: soccer on Fox Soccer Channel, Gol TV and ESPN, movies and series on HBO, Showtime and Starz, original cable series on SyFy (though much less so than I would have expected if you asked 30 years ago!), USA, FX, AMC and A&E plus the normal fare from the fivefour main over the air networks.

Accordingly we pay Comcast a pretty hefty fee, adding on broadband internet to the above. North of $200 a month to be honest.

What if we could just buy the broadband from Comcast and get the sports and entertainment content online, per Siegler’s post? That would mean paying the higher internet fee–somehow Comcast gets away with charging about $15 a month more if you don’t take both cable and internet.

I made a list, and am probably missing a couple of things, but even so we’d save a chunk of money:

Item

Cost

Notes
Broadband

$60.00

Netflix

$10.00

HBO

$10.00

HBO/Cinemax
SHO

$10.00

Showtime/Movie Channel
Fox Networks

$10.00

includes FSC, FSD
Disney Nets

$15.00

includes ESPN
NBC Nets

$5.00

includes Versus, USA, SyFy
CBS Nets

$5.00

includes Comedy Central, MTV+
Starz/Liberty

$10.00

Starz, Encore
Total

$135.00

Wonder how soon I’ll really be able to do this. Networks, can you feel me?