This channel is possibly a niche channel but what about the huge amount of other channels that are never watched by individual viewers. The answer you gave applies to all of them also. Perhaps DirecTV should have an option where an individual can select the 10 channel eg. that they normally watch.
I guarantee that any "package" will have to include ESPN(S) since that is half our basic bill and big revenue source for DTV and ESPN. Yet, we still get screwed when we cannot get Watch ESPN and the stupid cable providers have it.