Just read this article over on The Week: Is Cablevision being forced to carry boring channels.
In essence Cablevison is complaining that Viacom, the owner of Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, etc forces them to carry (along with the carriage fees) crappier channels to get the ‘good ones’ like Comedy Central and MTV.
Isn’t it ironic? That is just what the cable company does to us. They force you and me into packages with 180 channels we never watch, 15 channels that we watch sometimes and 5 that we regularly watch.
Somebody doesn’t like the taste of their own medicine.