James Dolan, the CEO of Cablevision, which owns Newsday, spoke at a conference in San Francisco Wednesday about the unsustainability of the ongoing rise in basic cable programming costs - and the potential threat to the channels pushing for them.

He's right.

Since it's unlikely channels will freeze demands for ever-rising monthly subscriber fees, the only possibilities moving forward would appear to be outrageously high cable bills or more varied options, including smaller channel bundles or a pure a la carte model.

Spare me the arguments against that, TV p.r. people. I've heard them all before.

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Anyway, I don't have time today to reshape the television industry. I've got stuff to write for our Jets preview section in Friday's newspaper.

Enjoy the BCS Championship Game. I'll be rooting against Nick Saban, as always.