As a former TWC employee, I can honestly say that the content providers - like Ovation - make it very difficult for TWC to carry their services. Each one of them hikes fees to the point where a whole package of channels becomes prohibitively expensive.
The only real answer is to make it a true market choice: figure out how to offer a la carte channel selections. If your channel doesn’t sell, change your business model.
BTW - I’m fully aware that means TV will be controlled by people who want to see more Honey Boo Boo. That’s why I don’t have TV any more - just Netflix over broadband.
I'm willing to pay $3/mo for 10 channels.