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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. HobbyTalk

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    Shows you how important that FX and NatGeo is.
     
  2. inazsully

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    Man, this is more fun than sex.
     
  3. SayWhat?

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    Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm talking to myself, but whatever.......

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/10/16/fox.cablevision.dispute/

    Ummm, value? Quality programming? When do they plan on starting to do that? Their current lineup:

    http://www.fox.com/shows/

    From the same CNN article above:

    Well, now there's a novel idea, companies thinking of their customers' needs first?
     
  4. dakeeney

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    Rupert and Fox.
     
  5. Hoosier205

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    Your letters will be completely forgotten and this issue will have been settled by the time the next Congress convenes. The lame duck session will be short and focused on other pending business. They have more important issues at hand than interfering in business matters.
     
  6. Hoosier205

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    The amount of hatred, venom, and vindictiveness being spewed in this thread is ridiculous. Seriously, step out into the real world for a while and remind yourselves that it's only television.
     
  7. BillJ

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    I hate to lose channels but doubling rates is just too much. Typical Murdock and don't expect him to back down. I was a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal. When renewal time came after Murdock took control a one year subscription cost more than I'd paid for my last two year subscription. And only the one year subscription was offered. They stuck with that for months and only after I'd declined for two months after the subscription expired did they offer a two year "deal".... second year at a 42% discount but the average for the two years is still up 65%. No thanks.

    BTW, on DISH they've lost a viewer for FX's Sons of Anarchy. I've missed enough now that I'll never go back even if the channel is restored.
     
  8. Wilf

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    You got that right. There is a lot more in life than TV and MLB. Take a deep breath, If you don't like what is going on, then walk with your feet, and your wallet.

    Wilf
     
  9. SaltiDawg

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    My first post in this thread. Excellent letter!
     
  10. scooper

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    Nice letter, but I'm not sure how much good it will do...
     
  11. spiketoo

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    Nah - someone in NYC must have got their panties in a wad.

    Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave.....
     
  12. lparsons21

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    I just read the story on Cablevision vs Fox on cnn.com. And then I read a bunch of the reader comments. Boy those comments are mostly not very kind to Fox, but unfortunately many of them talk about Fox News which isn't part of this particular saga.

    For those that have been wondering whether or not Fox O&O locals will go dark on 11/1, I think you got your answer today!
     
  13. mnassour

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    I don't know....there's something about Murdoch and Fox that brings out the worst in people.
     
  14. runner861

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    In theory, it is a good idea to write. However, are you writing by email or US mail? I have heard that US mail goes unopened for up to a year while it is being checked for contaminants. This has been going on since 2001, when we had the anthrax letters. Also, in any event, I doubt that you will get a response before the election, and I doubt that the response will be anything substantive. It will probably be something like "I encourage the parties to work together to restore the channels."
     
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  16. TulsaOK

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    CNN viewers/readers badmouthing Fox News? Who wudda thunk. :)
     
  17. lparsons21

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    Well there is that, of course! :)

    I'm a multi-news watcher. I figure that if I watch them all at different times, I can separate the relative BS they all spew and come to something resembling the actual facts...

    And with Fox I can always depend on Beck to cry for me! :lol:
     
  18. TBoneit

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    I had a customer this morning that was looking for a power adaptor for a Terk TV5. It came with a TV3 adaptor that doesn't fit. He said Terk was shipping him the right one, 5 days or so to get it. He didn't want to wait.
    He's a Cablevision customer.

    An excerpt from the Cablevision email about the dispute:

    "We regret to inform you that News Corp, in an act of corporate greed, has pulled Fox 5 and My9 from your Cablevision channel lineup. This is an unfortunate attempt to extort unreasonable and unfair fee increases from Cablevision and our customers.

    News Corp is demanding more for Fox 5 than we pay for every other broadcast channel. In fact, they want more for Fox 5 than we pay CBS, NBC, ABC and Univision combined and are asking for more than $150 million a year. That’s an $80 million increase for the exact same programming! In these tough economic times, an increase of these vast proportions is irresponsible and unfair."

    So Fox is worth paying more than CBS, NBC, ABC and Univision combined?
    Huh?

    I watch a lot more shows on CBS, NBC, and ABC as well as cable channels like Epix, GSN & USA than Fox shows.
     
  19. Gloria_Chavez

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    Tbonelt says,

    "News Corp is demanding more for Fox 5 than we pay for every other broadcast channel. In fact, they want more for Fox 5 than we pay CBS, NBC, ABC and Univision combined and are asking for more than $150 million a year. That’s an $80 million increase for the exact same programming! In these tough economic times, an increase of these vast proportions is irresponsible and unfair.""

    If Cablevision acquiesces, wait until Univision comes up for renewal. They'll want 4x what they currently get (they wanted a dollar, probably settled for 50 cents). And Univision has already begun to draw more 18-34s than Fox on certain days, and in a few years, will do so every night.

    Personally, I hope Cablevision and Dish hold out. We've had stagnant median income for over a decade now. And just one month ago, Harley workers had to agree to a what amounts to a real (after-inflation) wage decrease over the next seven years.
     
  20. SayWhat?

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    If I were one of the Charlies, I wouldn't even want to accept the past rates. I'd be pushing for a reduction.
     
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