If I could buy only the TV channels I wanted

It seems like being able to choose what TV Channels you pay for is back in the news again.

So it made me wonder: what TV channels would I want if I paid for them individually?

So I decided to make a list. Key factors: I would only select HDTV channels, unless there is no HD version of the channel.

  1. CBS
  2. NBC
  3. ABC
  4. FOX
  5. NESN
  6. Fox Sports New England
  7. ESPN
  8. ESPN2
  9. Food Network
  10. Travel Channel
  11. HGTV
  12. MSNBC
  13. Discovery Channel HD
  14. National Geographic

By my count, that is 14 channels. If it were $3 per channel, you are talking about $42 a month, which is about $20 cheaper then what I pay right now.

Well worth the discount, since I don’t remember the last time I watched something outside of those channels.