Alright, I'll brand myself once and for all as being a terminal freak - I CONFESS I DO NOT HAVE CABLE. Yes, I am one of the four remaining people in the US that doesn't have cable. The reason I mention this is that when I do get a chance to watch cable tv it's a real novelty for me and I am fascinated by the variety and specialization of channels out there. Most of them I would consider completely worthless, but fascinating nonetheless (hey, who doesn't stare at a traffic accident). They have a channel devoted to nothing but soap operas, one for nothing but westerns, there's a sci-fi channel, a cartoon network, and a dozen home shopping channels.
I guess if there's a niche market or interest nowadays, there's a good chance there will be a cable channel to cover it. I'm surprised there isn't a channel devoted exclusively to anime, or how about a 'goth' channel (I wonder what kind of programming they would have, hour long segment featuring nothing but New Order videos?), a slot car channel, a religious channel that features nothing but religious ceremonies (close up on the bishop chewing the body of Christ like a cow's cud), or I know, how about the beer channel. It's programming would feature segments appealing to the whole beer spectrum from highbrow talk shows where the prissy affected host donning a turtleneck gushes on about the 'je ne sais quois' of a particular beligian ale would be followed by the 22nd annual forehead can crushing competition in Pittsburgh.
What cable channels do you think the world needs? Which ones don't you think we need?