That's weird, since EPIX is a packaged premium or at the very least requires a significantly high tier on Dish or my local cable company. Yeah. Even so if thy are on a slightly higher tier that means more per sub at a minimum for a package dtv has now. Increase costs and have to raise the price of a high package also? Why? It's insane. If they where ok being a premium channel like hbo etc then fine I think DIRECTV would go or that. But evidently that's not what they want. They want bigger distribution. What thy seem to be missing is they have no distribution right now with DIRECTV. I guess they dot new it that bad and DIRECTV sure doesn't.