I know I said I was done, but seeing the research you did, inspired me to do some of my own. So, the current bundled wholesale price of the channels you highlighted is, as near as can be determined from public statements and sources, about $6.00. Being conservative, the unbundled retail price would be something in the neighborhood of $18.00. Since we've already determined that non-premium programming in the Premier tier is $40 at wholesale, that means buying ONLY the channels you highlight would save you $22 per month, plus whatever portion of the wholesale to retail markup on the "dropped" channels DirecTV chooses to pass along to you. This also assumes that you can buy the indicated channels in true al a carte fashion. If Fox, for example, sells their channels as a mini-bundle you might end up paying as much as $30 for a limited set of mini-bundles from Discovery, Fox, Comcast (owners of SyFy) and Time Warner (owners of CNN and Comedy Central). Big savings, huh?