All those VOOM channels are owned by Cablevision. They made the decision to discontinue operations on those channels in the U.S. They only want them provided in other countries, it doesn't matter what someone would be willing to pay.
I guess I also wouldn't mind AMC, but only because of the revamped version of THE PRISONER that's coming this fall. Actually, if that series could just be offered in HD OnDemand, I'd be satisfied. Otherwise, I'd probably never watch the channel. (I don't bother watching censored movies.)
Yes, another vote for AMC HD, as well as HBO HD on demand please. With the popularity of Mad Men, I know of several people having "Mad Men premier parties". As a new FIOS TV customer, I'm very disappointed AMC HD is not available. No party for me 😞