True and to be fair that is probably the case with the new channels as well. Does feel like though Sky may be spreading content too thinly though given they've basically doubled the number of channels in their basic pay channels portfolio in the space of a few months.
I'm not sure that they're spreading their content thinly though as aren't these new channels mainly made up of big libraries they've just gained access to? The majority of Sky Comedy is Comcast archive they didn't have before the merger, Sky Crime is basically the Real Lives channel it replaced plus a few new acquisitions, Sky Nature is, by the sounds of it, largely made up of Love Nature content that they've licensed, Sky History is just a rebadge of a pre-existing channel, Sky Documentaries is high end docs that they've never really had an outlet for other than sporadicly on Sky Atlantic.
I'd agree if they were commissioning less on their other channels to fill these new ones but I don't think they are and these new channels are extra investments.