Netflix allows me to buy my way out of commercials. Not only is my time worth more than the subscription cost but I find commercial interruptions painfully dull, repetitious and frustrating. Occasionally, I flip on the TV thinking I can listen to the news in the background while I cook — hell no — it takes 5 minutes to remember how bad broadcast TV has become and I switch to music or something else.
Broadcast TV did this to themselves by over-selling the time. They are now faced with a choice, correct or die. I hope they correct because I believe in equal access and I believe that requiring cable to receive content in a state of emergency is a national security concern.