that's the general thinking- but do we KNOW that? If I was HBO i would demand a cut of the additional outlet fee (even if it's just a few pennies). And I'd think cable would be hard pressed to come up with an argument explaining how cable should get a cut per TV but HBO shouldn't. Curious if anyone really knows one way or another. Anyway- the big picture is there's nothing about fairness or who own's what or comparing fruit- it's all about what the market will bear. And DBS proved to cable that people wont walk over 'mirroring fees' so cable got permission from the feds for digital additional outlet fees. That's pretty much the bottom line.