It wouldn't have to be... None of those Encore movie channels included in the "250" tier are censored... Nor are MGMHD, HD Net Movies, EPIX, etc. Even the HD Net (not movies) channel airs uncensored stuff late at night... So there's really no reason they'd have to be censored if they wanted placement in a different package. On a different/similar (contradiction) note... I like some sports, but am not a fanatic. I like ESPN, and I like having it in my basic package. I would pay for it a la carte, but I don't know what my limit would be... Would I be willing to pay $10-$15 for it by itself? I don't think so. Thing is, this is true of everything. As already noted... if you cross ESPN off the list, then something else becomes the "most expensive" channel in the basic tier.