Basic package: FREE Hulu Plus: $7.99 HBO GO: $19.99 WatchESPN: $19.99 A bundle of Discovery Communications (DISCA) and/or Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) programming: $14.99 apiece. And then yearly subscriptions to packages such as NFL Sunday Ticket and NHL Centre Ice if the NHL ever comes back!That's just back of the envelope stuff there, but if it's not the future, it should be. That's what people are willing to pay for -- exactly what they want and how they want it through one central distribution platform. The old guard media -- and all content owners -- need to get on board with Hulu and drive it like they stole as the future of this mega-billion dollar industry. Netflix will go out of business. Because, if you really think about it, it's the short-sighted decisions of content providers that permit Netflix to exist anyway. I'm bullish NFLX to a moderate extent because of today's reality. The old guard has the ability to -- and would be stupid not to -- completely alter the way things are. It would take them less than a week of not-so-intense negotiations. If Obama and Boehner can do it, cats like Rupert Murdoch, Jeff Bewkes and Les Moonves can. Follow @rocco_thestreet --Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.
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