I don't get why anyone would pay $100/month for cable television and sit through ads when you can pay $22/month for Netflix and Hulu+ and never watch ads. Can even ad league pass for most sport leagues for $5-10/month. HBO is $15/month so even with all that still half of cable bill one friend I know pays.
Sure, have to wait on some shows, but I really don't care and saving $600-800/year makes it worth it and I avoid ads (especially political ones lately).
If I really want to watch live sport event I just go to local pub and get a meal and enjoy the match.
It's all about adverts for me, killed my interest in watching traditional TV years ago, if I have an hour free in my day to watch TV I do not want to spend upwards of 20 mins of that hour watching someone telling me to buy car insurance, it's just a huge fucking waste of the small amount of time I have to enjoy media. Watching a 2 hour movie here on Irelands TV network now in some time slots includes extra shows in the middle to try to up their ratings so we get "first hour of movie" (with about 20-30 mins of adverts) "A News broadcast or Irish Lotto show" Adverts "the second hour of the film" complete with another 20-30 mins of adverts, I mean it actually turns watching a film into requiring closer to 3-4 hours to view and it's just so broken up and disjointed it's insane.
Also TV which is aired in Ireland requires paying a licence fee of €160 per year, for those channels laced with adverts.
By comparison we have netflix, ends up being cheaper than RTE(our TV broadcaster) here at just €120 per year, has some amazing original content and best of all... no fucking adverts wasting away the little time I get to sit and watch "TV"