I have only found a couple of channels that cannot be hidden and locked out on my receiver ... they are test channels put there so one can tell what orbital locations are received without going through the menus. Otherwise any channel that offends can be locked out. On my receiver all of the shopping channels are locked out and hidden. There are also several other channels that I have locked and hidden which I will not list here because it would serve no purpose ... the point is, it is easy to remove a channel from your receiver. Removing a channel from payment is a harder matter ... TheBlaze being an AT250 channel it (once the preview ends) will not be paid for by most DISH customers. For the few million who will, like it or not, pay for it they will receive over 30 other channels plus the Encore movie package in AT250 that AT200 subscribers do not get. Some fraction of the $10 AT250 subs are paying extra for AT250 will go for TheBlaze. But some fraction of that $10 will go for other channels that may not be desired. Unfortunately not all channels are desired by all people. Cue the standard rants on a la carte options. Ok, now we've covered that lets get move on. There are a lot of channels on DISH to enjoy ... and a few that I don't enjoy. Fortunately no one is forcing me to watch any channel and at the end of the day the channels I want to get are worth the price I am paying ... so the rest of the channels I get and don't watch are free.