Pretty much everything out there in the world is free with ads/commercials. Our radio stations broadcast music/entertainment to us for free because they make their money through advertisements and sponsorships. Hulu, Youtube, Google, Yahoo, Weather, ect... provide us with free information, entertainment and services because the ads they host make them money. I can't tell you how many free pens that said Viagra that I took to school. Advertisements, although annoying, makes alot of things free for us. Even GBATemp used to be supported by means of ads. And there are many sites where you can get rid of ads if you're a paying/subscribing member. Most of today's MMO's are free because of ads and their item malls. However basic cable and satellite is one of the few services I know out there that requires you to pay, and you get ads. It works like clockwork too. 8 minutes of program, 2 minutes of ads, repeat. Some stations even run ads during programs or during credits. I know nothing will change, but I think basic services should be free and that only premium services should be paid for. Not that I really watch TV on a TV anymore. What do you think?