I've been a supporter of U-Verse ever since they came out in Houston; I felt that they were a great alternative to Comcast. But now AT&T shows us that keeping customers happy falls way behind the need to strongarm their content providers.
(I can't fault AT&T for wanting to cut a great deal for themselves. But using your customers as pawns is wrong... apparently AT&T has forgotten who pays their bills.)
Greed wins. Customers lose.
I called AT&T, and there is no ETA for restoring Food Network and the other channels. At this point, I suggest that everyone votes with their wallets.
Apparently that's all AT&T understands.