I think it is unfair. Firstly, because the experienced and very active contributors were not asked how to deal with the problem and secondly I see no reason to re-apply for the channel I have created months ago while waiting for my favourite actors or my favourite genre to finally hit the screens only because everyone should now have the chance to apply for a licensed show.
I have not been asked if I want to be the CM of the channel Viki has created anew despite the fact that I have created a fan channel for the same drama some time before. and no, they are not always taking into consideration the fact that you for example work in wuxia dramas and have a clean record of successfully finished dramas when the new one appears.
I do understand the need to add the some fresh air to the community but this is definately not the way to do it. i think a fairer system would be to make a rule that the second in command (Co-CM) should always be someone new, who - after completing the show could then share the experience and manage the channel on their own.
it is like with being a segmenter - it look pretty easy on the tutorial, but only an in-depth training and inderstanding of the rules makes one a proficient segmenter that makes the segments a pleasure to work in when doing subs.