But that's not really the consumer's problem. It's the provider's problem. If the add-on get too expensive or the additions start adding up to be equal or more than cable or satellite then people will just cancel to go to something else. This is getting pretty close to al-la-carte. In theory a-la-carte is great, you pick the channels you want and not pay for the ones you don't want. But the math is just not going to work out. Its not like it would ever be $1 a channel or something. The economy of TV is selling ads across all the channels a company owns. To do that they need to ensure those channels are in your channel list.Yes, more content is good. However, if they get to the same high prices as a Dish or cable sub with the restrictions they have in place, they'll kill their "Golden Goose" before it can even get to Thanksgiving.
IMO, Dish should loss-leader this for at least a year or so, before they monkey around with it too much.