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What Channels Would You Need To Cut The Cord?

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Reading the article on Boxee TV made me think again about a world where I can pick TV channels a la carte from a streaming service. I know this will not happen anytime soon especially because of affiliate fees, but if it could, I thought about what channels I would need to ditch traditional cable/satellite service. For me it's a pretty short list:

  • ESPN
  • NFL Red Zone
  • Discovery Channel
  • History Channel
  • Travel Channel
  • Food Network

Long-running shows I watch like Sons of Anarchy can already be bought per episode online if necessary, so I wouldn't need the channels they're on and the cost would still be less than my current TV bill. What about everyone else?

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