I never heard of epix until a few weeks ago when someone called asking about it. That's 1 out of several thousand and it was only for a ufc fight. It's hard enough pushing premiums ppl have heard of. I don't forsee Viacom putting the marketing money neccesary out to result in sales and dtv isn't gonna pay for a channel Noone is asking for.
No one asked for it because no one heard of the channel.
How can you ask for something when you don't know it's there? It's sort of like what Dish did with AMC to try to say that no one noticed that it moved before they dropped the channel. They DID noticed it, but because they weren't made aware of where it went to, they couldn't find it, and Dish knew that people will get tired of looking (or get all lazy) and not look for it at all. Then Dish has the final reason they need to drop the channel (and there is speculation that the situation between Dish and AMC is about Dish having an ax to grind about something personal).
Not completely the same, but until recently, for instance, I've never even HEARD of Epix, and I'm pretty curious myself. If I knew about it sooner, I could make a judgment one way or another. But since I didn't, and I'm just now hearing about the channel, I'm now wondering what it is, and what's stopping DTV from adding it if it's not just about the money. The latter is a question I think DTV should be obligated to answer for us, because according to Viacom, they have refused any way to get the Epix thing to work.
I'm thinking there's something ELSE about Epix that DTV doesn't like other than the price tag. If so, then shame on you, DTV, for making this another G4 thing.