I never realized that Echostar Communications, Inc. was a democracy. When did this happen? Charlie has to tread a fine line between what is good for his customers and what is good for his shareholders. In this situation if he gets a lower price for the (mostly) crap that Viacom distributes he is doing what is best for both customers and shareholders. As for rights of customers, until you buy more than 50% of the voting shares out there the only right you have is to voice your opinion or change services.