said by skeechan:
It's isn't just that, but Disney forces MSOs to bundle crap channels along with ESPN, so you get ESPN6-3/8 which shows nothing but Poker and Australian Dick Wrestling 24/7 along with a bunch of other crap.
That's why cable companies need to start itemizing the cost per channel and advertise how bundling hurts customers in the long run.
The downside to this is when the cable companies raise rates to cover costs (labor, equipment, etc.) and can't blame it on the content companies.