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Dish Channel Line-up Updates

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by BobCulp, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Jan 5, 2017 #261 of 276
    BobCulp

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    245 FIDO gone.

    82 COZI has expanded hours from FETV 2 AM Eastern , 11 PM Pacific with Simon & Simon followed by 2 shows of Danny Thomas Show. The guide has not yet caught this change. Not sure if this runs thru the night. Lassie that ran during this time is either gone or moved ?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2017 #262 of 276
    zeebre12

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    How many hours a day does Cozi broadcast on FETV? Thats 2 fairly recent additions with FIDO and TAG gone, I thought they would add more niche channels rather than taking them away? Any new subchannels that could be on their way to Dish? Is Fido still on AT&T?
     
  3. Jan 5, 2017 #263 of 276
    mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have been hoping for more diginet material. Antenna TV, Buzzr, THIS, etc would be nice.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2017 #264 of 276
    satcrazy

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    Great...
    I understand that people like these OTA channels, [ I have an antenna, but rarely watch this stuff] I just find dropping channels I cannot get OTA like fido, cloo, pivot, esquire, etc.. and replacing them with OTA disturbing.
    A cheap shot, if you will.
    I feel like I'm paying for something I can already get with a antenna I paid for, and I lost channels I watched that was in my package that I paid for.

    The only thing that would pique my interest at this point is a flex package that included a half dozen channels that flex doesn't offer.

    Is it any wonder people are choosing something else?
    I already posted Dish dumped fido with NO warning. I found that to be crappy.
     
  5. tampa8

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    Look around, the trend is now to drop niche channels that virtually no one watches. Directv has dropped some of the same channels. You are going to see more and more of it, there are articles written about it and even some of the executives associated with programming are saying there will be some consolidation. I'm not addressing the notification when a channel is dropped it would be nice to be notified. But for these channels does it really matter? What would you do differently if DISH tells you today that tomorrow a channel will be dropped? Channels that pay DISH like Fido likely was doing may not have advanced notice. May be a payment missed or notification to DISH that today we are no longer paying. Also some channels no longer exist or soon will not and is why they are not on DISH.
     
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  6. mwdxer

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    Many of us do not get a lot of these diginet channels OTA. We live in rural areas without access. Like here we have no Buzzr, Movies, Heroes & Icons, Antenna TV, THIS, Escape, Bounce, The Works, Retro TV, etc.
    Us older folks like the Classic old shows and movies. Get TV is fantastic. I see stuff on there I have not seen since they were on, like Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. We do get METV, The Comet, Get TV, Decades, COZI, and Laff OTA. Strange since FETV is mostly COZI and Dish does have a guides for Laff or COZI OTA, I would think the OTA channels would have the schedules on those.
     
  7. BobCulp

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    Here are 2 new infomercial channels:
    245 BUY !
    278 SHINE
     
  8. pjs344

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    Yes the tv industry has finally hit its channel bubble and can no longer support all the channels with mostly the same programming content. New channels are being dropped and older channels being consolidated now. There are to many channels for the available new and old program content. That dealing with sat, cable, streaming and ota tv services.
     
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  9. mwdxer

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    I think one reason Dish is adding more diginets is that they offer different programming for a lower price. As so many viewers these days are getting greyer we remember and enjoy so many of the shows we grew up with. In the future it would be nice for Dish to offer a diginet package.
     
  10. pjs344

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    Dropping and consolidation of the sat networks will open up channels for the cheaper ota networks to fill. The main reason that these ota networks are not on Dish and DTV now is that mainly provide the programming without the commercials. Its up to the stations to insert the local and national commercials which would pay for the networks programming. So Dish and DTV would have to create separate tv commercial department just for these networks. (to get, edit and insert national commercials in between the programs) So it would be the cost of the programming from the networks + the cost of processing the commercials and to hope that the commercials cover most if not all the cost. So the all said and done cost to the subscriber for each network would be little to none. So the actual cost to the subscriber would be the cost for Dish/DTV to rebroadcast the network and a little profit for each network.
     
  11. mwdxer

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    That is not totally true as I get a lot of raw channels off my big dish and yes they do have plenty of ads.
     
  12. sabrewulf

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    I agree about channel consolidation. There is to many times similar owned channels run the same show at the same time. Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild should combine as well as some of the Discoverys should combine into theme days as well.
     
  13. zeebre12

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    Why is Dish or any other provider in the US offering Insight even in HD? Its a documentary channel that is also available in UHD. It actually has good documentary shows compared to Discovery and Nat Geo and they look very sleek and professional and not cheap INSIGHT - All Shows. It looks like a proper main channel like Discovery/History/Nat Geo
     
  14. KyL416

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    The station is only uplinked to satellites that reach Europe. In order for a US provider to be able to carry it first they'd need to get the US broadcast rights to all of the documentaries they show (the free online stuff is only a small sample of what actually airs on the channel), then they'd need to contract with someone to uplink their signal to a satellite that reaches North America. All of their European satellite signals are also encrypted, so they probably want money from any provider who carries it too.
     
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  15. Michael P

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    Do you actually watch the diginets? I get most of them OTA but Dish only has guide data for about half of them OTA. I switched from the OTA version to the dish version of Laff the other day. Same commercials were on both feeds. I just wish the Laff EPG wold populate on my 5.3 OTA (WEWS Cleveland). Other locals get EPG data on at least some of the diginets.

    BTW: Dish does have a commercial department, there have been inserts from Dish on RSN's as well as all the cable news networks.
     
  16. tampa8

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    Chiller is being dropped as of 2/1/17
     

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