Well, some good came from MLB and the EI fiasco. Without MLB forcing In-Demand to take the MLB channel to get EI, this stays with DirecTV only as well. Of course, not all cable companies were part of the In-Demand deal, so not all will get the MLB channel. I'm hoping as I get EI, I'll also get the channel.
If I have to pay for crap channels on "basic" tier that I never watch (i.e. Lifetime, Oprah, etc.) it is about time some of those viewers pay for a channel I will.