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Dish Retrans Dispute with Fox over 50% Hike (Closed Thread)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by RasputinAXP, Sep 9, 2010.

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  1. Oct 6, 2010 #701 of 2032
    Joe Diver

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    Tomorrow between Noon and 4:00....hello DirecTV! I will NOT miss the season opener Friday night.

    I signed up for the NFL deal....so I get Sunday Ticket, plus Center Ice for less than I was paying a month for Dish. After all the promos my bill will be within $10 of what I was paying for Dish...I had everything with them and got the same with DirecTV.

    My buddy, also a Dish subscriber, got the same package. He gets his DirecTV tomorrow too. There are a ton of folks on the Stars web who are switching, plus thousands of posts on the various FaceBook pages that have been setup who are saying the same. Considering the number as a percentage of the total subscriber base, it's barely even measurable...but hey...there are folks jumping ship over this.

    Even the Dallas Stars are telling people to switch....maybe in not so many words...but they are.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2010 #702 of 2032
    Joe Diver

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  3. Oct 6, 2010 #703 of 2032
    Hoosier205

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    Well that sounds like a great deal for you! Let us know on the DirecTV side of the forum if you need anything. We'll be glad to help.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2010 #704 of 2032
    Joe Diver

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    Thanks...already added to my CP...I'm looking forward to that call to Dish Thursday afternoon.....
     
  5. Oct 6, 2010 #705 of 2032
    Hoosier205

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    Of course they should be expected to honor their contracts. They are still receiving exactly what was promised. Individual channels are not part of the agreement. Regardless, those people who are still bound by a commitment can choose to pay the ETF and opt out. I see no reason why anyone should be let out of their commitments.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2010 #706 of 2032
    HobbyTalk

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    I guess that is up to you if you want a "ding" on your credit record for non-payment. Personally, $200 isn't worth what it could cost me in the future on higher loan interest rates and auto/home insurance costs.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2010 #707 of 2032
    ggotch5445

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    I have to say, that I AM surprised that this whole Fox thing has gone this far. But I still believe that the parties involved will come to an agreement soon, as too much revenue is being lost every day that this lockout continues. Though I suspect that it is getting harder and harder for professional sports organizations to keep pressing networks and signal providers for more cash. Time will tell on how long that will continue.

    It may well be marketing, but I do tend to believe however, that Dish has our best interests at heart, by virtue of this tough negotiation.

    It surprises me how many folks are so quick to jump to another provider (though I can appreciate what season it is!) when Dish seemingly is out to help keep costs down. So many individuals make it sound that Dish is purposely playing hardball, or antagonize subscribers.

    One could take the viewpoint that Dish is actually doing something HONORABLE, and very un-corporate-creed-like, by taking a stand against unreasonable upward price spiraling.

    You know, Dish could have just agreed to whatever Fox demanded, and then simply passed it along to us.

    Of course, then there would be the new thread about leaving Dish due to unreasonable price hiking.........:)
     
  8. Oct 6, 2010 #708 of 2032
    James Long

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    You are getting a little empathy from those who agree with you ... and some pity from those who don't agree but feel sorry for you anyways. But our purpose here is to discuss the topic, not to be digital Mydol.



    I believe that is scheduled for January or February ... as soon as someone posts retailer information about what the February price increase will be. This year (2010) the largest price increase was given to customers with multiple receivers, but one can expect a dollar or three increase from year to year. And a thread to complain about it. Considering there are 200 channels wanting price increases each year a dollar or three to the subscriber is probably just keeping up with their charges and paying their employees a living wage.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2010 #709 of 2032
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    Unless Dishnetwork (Nov.1) And Cablevision (Oct.16) sign agreements with Fox locals.. It seems to me that Fox Locals in NYC and Philadelphia stand to lose significant viewer count.

    This could get interesting if neither signs and instead virtually thumbs their noses at RM saying we want a price cut. My feeling is that between Dishnetwork & Cablevision that is a high percentage of The Fox stations in NYC & Phila. viewers.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2010 #710 of 2032
    TBoneit

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    My guess is that Fox will be losing more if the locals are pulled
     
  11. Oct 6, 2010 #711 of 2032
    Hoosier205

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    Alright, now that one I like. :lol:
     
  12. Oct 6, 2010 #712 of 2032
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    buh bye don't let the door hit u in the ass :rolleyes:
     
  13. Oct 6, 2010 #713 of 2032
    MysteryMan

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    :nono2: Maybe digital Mydol isn't such a bad idea!
     
  14. Oct 6, 2010 #714 of 2032
    sigma1914

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    Classy. :rolleyes:

    The OP wasn't even rude about it.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2010 #715 of 2032
    lparsons21

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    While I think Dish is the relative good guy in this dispute, I'm not particularly happy about it either. I like FX, so it being gone bothers me. But I also don't like my bill increasing too much. It is a bit of a quandry.

    And of course, Dish isn't all that innocent in this. It seems a bit specious to me for Dish to tell me they are holding the line on costs after they had the huge fee increases this year. They don't seem bothered about that much, do they?

    But who could I switch to and keep the channels important to me? The answer, no one! I don't care a whit about the RSNs, and I can get the local Fox station OTA (I do that a lot now anyway). D* doesn't have the national HDs that I want, and my local cable company only has a total of about 25 stations in HD including the locals. They are missing a whole lot more that both D* and E* have to offer.

    So I guess I'll grumble a bit, but I won't lose sleep. I can get the series from FX or Hulu online.

    But one of the things all this has done is make me think about my bill and subscriptions a bit more. For instance, for $24/month I get HBO and Showtime. I only watch boxing on both of them, and Boardwalk Empire on HBO. Their movies are available all over the place. So I'm leaning heavily on dropping them because the per show cost is outrageous!
     
  16. Oct 6, 2010 #716 of 2032
    Jhon69

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    Well I think it's comical the Dish subscribers leaving for DirecTV.All the providers are dropping channels due to channel price disputes even DirecTV!!.:eek2::lol:
     
  17. Oct 6, 2010 #717 of 2032
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    Actually, they did carry A's games on KRON 4 from 1993-1998 along with BAY TV (folded in 2001) but it moved to KICU 36 in 1999 and stayed there 'til 2008 when CSNCA took the broadcasting rights exclusively.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2010 #718 of 2032
    Hoosier205

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    ...such as?
     
  19. Oct 6, 2010 #719 of 2032
    sigma1914

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    Please share, what's Directv dropping?
     
  20. Oct 6, 2010 #720 of 2032
    MysteryMan

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    +1
     
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