I think you're right. It will tumble. I can stream my Spectrum TV account anywhere I go. I even take a Roku, or Amazon Fire stick with me when I travel, and plug it into TVs in motels, and have access to everything I want. Sometimes I just use the stick with my phone, and my Amazon Fire Stick, with no internet. But, I do try to stay in locations where I can get Spectrum Wi-Fi if possible because it makes it so simple to get even the entire cable line up via the stick. Because of this, I should be able to go places over a weekend, and still stream the Bucks games on the TV wherever I'm at. As an example, when we go out to South Padre Island three or four weekends every winter and stay in motels with a nice view of the Gulf, and enjoy the great seafood. I can bring my stick along, and use it to watch the games on TV, and my wife can watch her shows on her tablet, or vice versa.You already can stream DirecTv - I do it all the time when I'm traveling. I guess my point is that without the NFL package, DirecTv's market share will tumble - there's nothing unique and it's over priced.
Things have sure changed. I can remember having a 50' high Rohn tower with a huge antenna and rotor, along with an amplifier, to get stations from a distance, and even then, they'd start washing out under certain conditions. Then there would be the skip signals from stations a long ways off. I can remember that when it was happening, living in Northwest Wisconsin. I'd get one out of Mason City, Iowa, and another out of the Texas Panhandle. That was back in the days when at 11 PM they played the National Anthem on stations and you'd get to look at test patterns until 6 or 7 AM the next day.