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DISH Network Freezes Prices On Most Popular Packages

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  1. Jan 7, 2008 #1 of 43
    Chris Blount

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    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan 7, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX) -- DISH Network(r) (Nasdaq: DISH) today announced a freeze on pricing for its most popular programming packages, including the DishDVR Advantage. In addition, new and current DISH Network customers can take advantage of several new promotions and save even more on their monthly bills.

    "DISH Network offers customers the best DVRs and programming available via our DishDVR Advantage packages starting at $39.99 per month -- a price we're freezing until February 2009," said Jessica Insalaco, senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer for DISH Network.

    DISH Network's DishDVR Advantage packages includes the America's Top 100 or 200 programming package including local channels, plus a free two-room DVR and standard professional installation for $39.99 or $49.99 depending on the programming package selected. Customers who subscribe to the DishDVR Advantage package with America's Top 200 can upgrade to America's Top 250 Bonus Pack for just an additional $10 per month.

    DISH Network's HD DVRs consistently outperform other DVRs on the market -- including TiVo, as reviewed by CNET -- in terms of functionality, design, image quality, and features such as a 30-second skip button. Plus, new DISH Network customers can get the industry-leading ViP722 HD DVR for free, giving them access to more than 75 national HD channels.

    DISH Network's DishFAMILY package, with 40 of the most popular family-friendly channels, will continue to be available for the same non-promotional price of $19.99 per month. In addition to DISH Network's price freezes, the company is offering three months free programming to new customers, as well as waived activation fees and our DISH Home Protection Plan (DHPP) free for nine months.

    "With the lowest all-digital price in America, plus more ways to save and top-of-the-line products, DISH Network is always looking out for our customers when it comes to quality, innovation and value," Insalaco said.

    For more information about DISH Network's programming packages including the DishDVR Advantage or DVR technology, call 1-800-333-DISH (3474), visit www.dishnetwork.com, or visit your local DISH Network retailer.

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  2. Jan 7, 2008 #2 of 43
    Raymie

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    Beat me by a bit, but it's on the News Monitor now anyway.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2008 #3 of 43
    Jim5506

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    The DVR Advantage price was already locked in until 2009, part of the reason I moved to it 3 months ago.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2008 #4 of 43
    Dave

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    Yes but the best part of the announcement is that Dish will be selling the analog to digital converter boxes for $ 39.99. So be sure to tell your family and friends that have sent to the Gov. for there coupons. This means they will be totaly free if you get them from Dish until one of the big box stores offers them at this price.
    Don't you just love competition??:) :) :)
     
  5. Jan 7, 2008 #5 of 43
    mark722

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    Does this mean that the rumoured price increases for February 2008 are not going to happen? The press release only specifies that the price for packages with DVR Advantage would not increase, but it also says "Most popular programming packages". Are the AT100, AT200, and AT250 packages considered most popular? Also, I wonder if this means that the rumoured $10 HD Essentials package will not happen.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2008 #6 of 43
    tomcrown1

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    If dish increase the AEP package I am gone!!!
     
  7. Jan 7, 2008 #7 of 43
    Jim5506

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    No, it means if you have the DVR Advantage at the AT100, AT200, or AT250 level your price is locked in until February 2009. If oyu just have AT100, AT200, AT250 or AEP, the price changes still apply.

    Moral of the story is sign up for DVR Advantage ASAP, PDQ, LSMFT.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2008 #8 of 43
    James Long

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    Bye! :wave:
     
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    Don't let the door hit ya on the way out!
     
  10. RAD

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    If it helps, from http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6517860.html

    "Earlier in the day, Dish Network had also announced that it was freezing the price for its “most popular programming packages, including the DishDVR Advantage.” That package, at $39.99 or $49.99 depending on the programming selected, will stay the same price until February 2009.

    As for the freeze, Ergen said, “We may be wrong on this, but it just makes a lot of sense to give a customer a great value every day and they know where they stand. Imagine if your electricity bill was the same every month, instead of going up and down.”

    But Ergen himself said there were prices increases for other offerings, such as Dish’s America’s Top 100 and America’s Top 200 package, a point that Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett – who was at the press conference -- stressed in a note Monday.

    The freeze “only applies to a small portion of their base that subscribes to a single specific package, DishDVR Advantage,” Moffett wrote.

    “The company intends to raise prices in almost every other tier in 2008,” he said.

    Dish Network is raising prices for its America’s Top 100 package by 15%, and for America’s Top 250 by about 3.7%, according to Moffett. Overall, the prices increases average out to about 8%, he wrote."
     
  11. greengonz789

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    iam cancel dish for increase price , instal directv is low price bad very bad disnetwork bye bye dish
     
  12. MLBurks

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    Where would you go? Doesn't DirecTV already have their version of the AEP at the same price that Dish will raise theirs?
     
  13. dclaryjr

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    Help--I'm a little confused On the website describing my programming is show this:

    Current Programming: Dish HD, America's Top 250

    and this:

    International or
    A La Carte or Add-ons: Digital Home Advantage (3 Receiver), DISH Network DVR Service Fee, Fox Sports Southwest, PROGRAMMING ACCESS FEE, DISH Home Protection Plan

    So am I up for a price increase and if so, is there something I can do to avoid it?

    Thanks
     
  14. bartendress

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    Dish's website sucks when it comes to account management. You have DISH DVR Advantage. You are flush.

    GO BUCKS!
     
  15. tomcrown1

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    If direct TV site is correct I will save $30.00 over my current bill.

    They have a $49.95 intro AEP for six month. It is their normal price that is $30.00 cheaper---the AEP includes local at 99.95 and HD pack is just $9.95 or a total of $110.00.

    I'am paying to dish right now $140.00 every month and they want to increase this??
     
  16. HobbyTalk

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    But you still don't know how much D*s prices will go up in March. Their "everything" HD package is going up to $15.00 shortly.
     
  17. James Long

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    Mr Moffett needs better batteries in his calculator.

    AT100 is $29.99 going to $32.99 (w/o locals) - or 10% over two years.
    AT200 is $42.99 going to $44.99 (w/o locals) - or 4.6% this year.
    AT250 is $52.99 going to $54.99 (w/o locals) - or 3.7% this year.
    AEP is $89.99 going to $94.98 (w/o locals) - or 5.5% this year.
    Adding locals or HD just makes the percentages lower (since those prices are not changing).
     
  18. dclaryjr

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    Sounds great but one thing still puzzles me. I show that I am paying 57.99 for at250 with locals and 5.98 for a dvr service fee, which comes to 63.97. The website says with the DVR Advantage plan I get all of that for 59.99. Sounds like everything is the same but I'd $3.98 a month. Is there a catch somewhere I don't see?
     
  19. bartendress

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    That seems about right to me.
     
  20. Taco Lover

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    It's right. I have AT200 with DVRAdvantage, and I pay $49.99/month. And adding the AT250 channels is another $10/month.
     
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