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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by BobCulp, Dec 21, 2013.
Some people may not even notice the channels are out until there is something they want to watch.
True but for the "average" viewer - the vast majority of subscribers - they notice immediately when their locals are gone. Those are the most watched (NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox) by far, plus the local news and sports.
One good thing about the Flex pack that the viewer can purchase locals separately. So in the future if Tribune or anyone ups the price, then all Dish has to do it to say to the viewer, we have to raise your price for the local pack. This will stop a lot of the blame game. All Dish has to say is the price went up because X company demanded the increase. So people can stop blaming Dish or Direct. Maybe Dish is looking in this direction as after all, why should they keep fighting just to find the subscriber is jumping ship? If I was ahead of Dish, this constant fighting would get old. If subs want the channels, then pay for them.
The problem is, does Dish raise the prices for all subscribers if the cost for a few market's locals goes up?
The Tribune fight has gone on for a ridiculous amount of time. My opinion - just my opinion - after watching all of the stuff that went on in the fight between Charlie and AMC is that Charlie really puts his ego on the line in these fights. As in, he's not going to let THEM beat me! I'll show THEM! Yeah, reading what I can find (and since the actual offers and counter offers are not public, no way any of us can do anything but speculate) Tribune has a major hand in this, but it sucks that so many people have their local networks out (including the Olympics on NBC) because two super wealthy guys are trying to prove whose whatever is bigger.
I don't think Dish is taking a big hit for blocking the Tribune Channels, he probably will wait for the NFL season to see if there are many cancellations. No one cares about WGN America.
Well, Charlie acknowledged (and business analysts confirmed) that the dispute was one of the top reasons they lost so many subscribers this past quarter.
He also had record profits, that is what he cares about.
Esquire TV dropped, probably like Cloo a few years ago. Both Esquire TV and Cloo still are in operation. Probably, because low viewership. No signs that Esquire TV is defunct or going defunct.
Waiting to see what 24 hour ad or religious network starts running on 191.
OK. I never watched Esquire TV, but another channel drop, AT 250 not get any new channels and fees will probably go up again next year.
Another channel gone, and yet we still do not have BBC World or the MTV nets in AT250. We pay more to get less now. I will plan to downsize a lot after the first of the year. I spend a lot of my viewing on my Roku and Chromecast. I am tired to paying too much for less channels I watch.
Oddly, the Esquire channel web site doesn't seem to know they're gone off Dish yet:
Esquire Network Channel Finder
On edit: And now Esquire appears to be back on 191. A technical glitch somewhere apparently...
It's not there now
It looks like they were playing with how channels were authorized.
It should be back.
I still don't see that channel available
What package do you have? Maybe they changed it to a higher package.
I still have it in AT250. At least for now....
I have the AT250
Strange ... comparing the last update before the Esquire changes with the latest information shows no substantial changes (the hidden flag was added to the SD channels). Basically all the changes made in the morning were reversed by Noon (ET).
Perhaps it will be better tomorrow after the nightly reboot/refresh.
And at 2am they played with the off switch again ...
TAG is alive on 278. I have AT 250, no sure what basic level package it is in.
Outside of prime time, it does show movies, according to their schedule.
Esquire Network, never returned on 191, even though a number of sites indicate it is still on 191.
DISH still thinks Esquire is on 191 (AT200 and above).
I have not seen a comment from DISH on TAG. I believe it is in AT120 and above.