I want to know the costs associated with a channel before adding it. I get very frustrated with so many channels saying their content is free, I add the channel and then find out their is a charge to view. The costs should be clearly conveyed prior to adding the channel. Thanks
Look for a few key things before you add the channel. "Free trial" is one. That means pretty much what you think it means: for a period of time, it's free. After that, not free.
Look for phrases like "choose to rent or own" (VUDU has this one) in the description. That generally means that if you want content, you gotta pay for it.
At the bottom of the channel, where you see the rating, look for a phrase along the line of "subscription service" or "additional fees" or some such wording (I'm away from home, and don't remember the exact wording).
Those are all indicators that the content will cost you, even if the channel itself is free. (Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, Amazon, and many others are examples of this.)