Quick take on a la carte cable: If cable providers are able to make the transition, it could be...

|By:, SA News Editor

Quick take on a la carte cable: If cable providers are able to make the transition, it could be devastating to a network owner such as DIS, which reportedly gets $4/month per subscriber for ESPN, whether or not a subscriber cares for it. But it could also open the door for channel subscriptions to be sold to online video providers such as AAPL, GOOG, and NFLX.