once HBO and Showtime start offering stand alone OTT service I imagine every content provider will stop dragging their feet about authorizing channels or lose subscribers
+1... Correct ! For myself and countless 1000s of other folks who do not have access to cable providers and 'no or poor' antenna reception, if cable channels finally start offering service via Roku at a fair 'fee', I would welcome it.
After all, it is a obvious venue for internet users. To all those TV and cable providers who already are showing/offering programming via Roku, thank you.