A la cart media purchases will lead to higher quality in TV and movies
The current TV network system works against the success of smaller niche market programs that have small but loyal followings. We spend a lot of money on cable TV each month and I am not really a happy consumer. There is just too much stuff offered that my family has no interest in what so ever.
I don't mind paying for TV shows, movies, and "Indie" films that I really like, but I want control and selection. DRM that does not threaten the security of my computers is fine with me - I would be happy enough "re-paying" for future viewing of the same material and I really don't want the hassle of storing programs myself (my brother owns about 1200 DVDs and has a physical storage problem).
I think that there are a lot of consumers like myself who would be happy enough paying more money to producers of content that is what I want when I want it.