Cuban was wanting 55 cents per subscriber for HDNet and 45 cents for HDNet Movies back in '09 when providers started dropping them.
But here's the thing: HDNet was on a separate "HD tier" on Time Warner Cable that cost like $8 a month. This tier had like five channels including HDNet.
Those greedy chuckle****s at TWC dropped HDNet/HDNet Movies because it would eat a whole dollar out of the $8 they got every month from people subscribing to the HD tier. And we certainly can't have that, can we?
For the record, HDNet and HDNet Movies have no traditional commercials so their only way of getting any revenue is from subscriber fees... so they have to be a little bit more expensive than most other cable networks. I guess that's all going to change now as they become another ad and reality programming-infested cable network.