Bingo. How many times a day can you watch reruns of Law & Order across MULTIPLE channels?
Hence, most of my viewing is towards movies. The idea that most of the so called niche channels, as well as the main ones, run 8 hour blocks of a show offers no variety. It is because of this is why services like Hulu exists. There are a number of programs, good programs, which can only be found via Internet sources.
What Time-Warner does not mention is that very few media companies own most, if not all of the channels. Take SyFy (SciFi). Before NBC Universal got hold of it, it ran mostly theatrical movies and SciFi and fantasy shows produced in the US and Britain, pre 1990s. Now it is a part time reality channel, with some SciFi, wrestling and a grade C horror/SciFi movie channel. To see how low this channel has come, tonight's first run movie "The 12 Disaster of Christmas". The description for the DirecTV Guide: "Massive earthquakes and other natural disasters threaten to destroy the world during the holidays". Even the previews SyFy was running for this movie were laughable. Though, three things stand out when big media wants to spend money: remake of "Dune", "Taken" (20 part mini series), and "Tin Man" were the great few highlights of the 13 or so years NBC/Universal controlled the channel.
The there is History and National geographic which both have now turned into reality channels. Animal Planet is heading that way. Of course there is AMC and IFC, no longer movie specific channels. Turner Classic movies reamins a diamond in the rough, as it has stuck to uncut, commercial free movies; amazing that it has not been wrecked like Fox Movie Channel/FXM.
Yes folks, and providers wonder why people are drifting to HlLu Plus, YouTube and NetFlix.