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Braves game blackout in Atlanta

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by mweathers, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. mweathers

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    Could someone explain to me why today's Braves/Mets game was blacked on on Fox Sports South? Game was in NY.....I am in Atlanta! Don't get it....
     
  2. KyL416

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  3. mweathers

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    Thanks for the info! I had not read this.....Good link that explains it all......NOT GOOD! But at least I now know why.....Funny how this ONLY effects Dish customers, yet I am paying $135 a month for their service, with all the Joeys I have!!!!!!
     
  4. Michael P

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    Same thing happened here in Cleveland years ago with Fox Sports Ohio. Had "The Best Damned Sports Show" instead of some Indians games back in '03. The year before OTA games nearly went totally away and FSO got 150 games for the '02 season. While I did get all 150 games in '02 in '03 FSO used the addition of the formerly OTA games as an excuse to get more money from E*. Dish subs were never told about this situation, we had to find out the way you just did in Atlanta.
     
  5. epokopac

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    Fox's greed knows no bounds. I've always got MLB Strike Zone and MLB Tonight to keep me up to date on what's happening for the Braves games that Fox blacks out in the Atlanta DMA (weekends mostly) and seems to think E* should pay extra for.
     
  6. mweathers

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    I feel like it's the 70's again....I'm listening to my LOCAL team on the internet right now...only way I can hear the Braves today in 2014!!!!! Unbelievable!! I hear this isn't happening at Direct....maybe I should check into them.....when will this end??
     
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  7. tampa8

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    It won't end till the next contract. FOX pulls this all the time, during a contract they acquire more games from someone DISH already had a contract with, then want more money for those games than DISH agreed to. Meanwhile Direct TV adds a surcharge now to some areas because they do add the games. So it's a choice.
    If this is the most important thing perhaps change
     
  8. mweathers

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    Nah....I'm paying enough as it is.....still frustrating though....
     
  9. Orion9

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    When the majority of viewers decide to stop paying instead of paying and complaining? I suspect that's not coming any time soon.
     

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