I just noticed on Tony's Echostar Knowledge Base that Sky Angel will now be charging it's lifetime subscribers $4.99 for Fox News, HGTV, and the two Hallmark channels. Please see this link for details http://ekb.dbstalk.com/SA_Lifetime_Change.htm . They said that programmers costs were going up and that's why they must now charge for these channels. If you are a lifetime subscriber you must send a notice back to them by April 15th to let them know you wish to start paying for these channels. Otherwise they will no longer appear in you guide after May 1st, 2007. There was no mention of monthly subscribers being charged any more or being charged less if they no longer wanted these four channels. They also mentioned they are still trying to negotiate with Echostar to get back the space for channels they lost last year. I'm not a lifetime subscriber so I have no say as to what is fair for those who were promised a certain number of channels. I will say that I would subscribe again to the monthly package if they were to get the three channels back from Echostar and gave me the option not to subscribe to the 4 channels above since I get most of them from Dish anyway.