So, as a prospective cord cutter, I'm frustrated to see all of these internet-based streaming options for many of the specific channels I do want to keep, in a more ala carte world, require a cable (or in some cases, satellite) account. Don't get me wrong, I understand why this is the case, but to have those options so tantalizingly close... And then, an idea strikes me: what contracts/regulations/etc. are standing in the way of some cable company XYZ - one that might not even serve my area normally - selling me a cable "package" for these specific channels which just includes the authorizations I need for streaming? No fiber/copper/sat signal to the house, no set-top or converter boxes, just a login and password that I can then use for the associated websites or iOS/ATV apps. There isn't one cable company out there capable of doing this? Or is there a legal reason they can't?