And companies wonder why customers are cutting the cord
Somewhere along the line Cablevision (and its siblings) forgot that if you want to be successful, you have to pay some attention to customers.
So the cable companies get into these pissing matches with each other over .0003 additional percent revenue, and the public sees that and says "where is the channel that *I* want" in all this.
And the customer gets disgusted and leaves.
A plague on both their houses.