- October 31: Scripps Networks' HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, plus the Outdoor Channel
- November 30: FamilyNet
- December 1: Bloomberg Television and Eternal Word Television Network
As service providers knock more and more cable channels off of their systems to save money, they lower the value of their services to current and potential subscribers. There are a handful of channels that subscribers would likely change service providers in order to keep--the problem is that they're different channels for every subscriber. I'm a Comcast subscriber, and if they lost ESPN, I wouldn't blink, but if they lost Discovery, I'd be on the phone to DirecTV or Dish to schedule a hookup, which leads to the other problem--every service provider is playing the same brinksmanship games. I could switch service providers and still end up losing Discovery.
The inevitable future for all but a handful of cable networks is monthly subscriptions through Apple TV, Google TV, Roku, Boxee and the like. That's the only way to insure that they can reliably reach a critical mass of households.