You can’t? I get not choosing to, but it’s kind of hard for me to see how you can’t see a reason to pivot, to be honest, but that’s fair, it’s all good.
For me, you are turning off one faucet, one that is drying up inevitable and quickly. And in doing so, it allows you to open up another one.
This type of fear based thinking is why good, mature businesses eventually decline.
Why would Blockbuster turn off the faucet of in store rentals (closing some of their stores), to adapting streaming and turning on another, new faucet?
From the way you've been phrasing things, it sound like you believe that Comcast, Dish, Direct TV et al. will inevitably declare bankruptcy. That's not going to happen. Direct TV lost me and countless other subscribers, because they refused to provide an ala carte plan. They would rather lose my $100 a month, rather than still get $50 a month from me, for the channels I want. Why would they do that? Because everyone would change to their ala carte plan, and they'd lose more money than they make with their forced, existing plans. So no, the well isn't going to dry up for MASN.
And I'll mention this again, they aren't dinosaurs refusing to change. Direct TV offers a streaming package already, so does Comcast. I'm sure others do as well. If the day comes when a cable is absolutely no longer necessary to watch TV, people will still pay Comcast and the rest. People in their 40's and older will continue to pay for TV they don't fully utilize. Maybe some day, when the millennial generation are the retirees of our culture, there may be a change. Until then, the shift isn't going to be super drastic. Historically speaking, streaming live programs started happening in 1995. I was surprised to find that out. Interestingly, the first ever live stream was a NYY vs Mariners game. How fitting to our conversation.