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Fox / Newscorp channels possibly suspended Nov. 1/Now resolved

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Pepe Sylvia, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Oct 30, 2011 #981 of 1258
    dpeters11

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    I'd think if you pay extra for Soccer Plus specifically, they wouldn't charge you. They aren't charging NBA League Pass subscribers, and Sunday Ticket was going to be the same way.
     
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    georule

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    A poster I've known on a hockey forum for a few years said on Friday that they had a quarterly meeting (he works for D* local) and were told by management at that meeting that Fox is asking for a $4B deal. But no word on how many years that is. Maybe three if D* is saying they pay around $1B/year today.

    Edit: Just to reiterate, since I've gotten a PM about this, he did NOT say that $4B figure was a yearly amount. He didn't specify one way or another, but from what we know of the numbers a yearly figure of that wouldn't seem to work.

    Ah heck, here's the entire post:

     
  3. Oct 31, 2011 #983 of 1258
    bones boy

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    Uh, no!
     
  4. Oct 31, 2011 #984 of 1258
    phrelin

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    For those that may be interested, I've started a thread Montana & Kentucky channels may be pulled in the Dish Forum area which involves 5 local Fox affiliates as well as affiliates of other networks all owned by one media company.

    Since DirecTV has some Fox locals coming up, keep an eye on what Dish decides to do.

    If you don't know it, News Corp (the owner of the various Fox media channels), always looking out for the average American during these hard times, is forcing affiliates to agree to pay $1 per month per cable/satellite subscriber. Fox dropped some affiliates that refused to agree, the owners of the affiliates thinking the move was outrageous. News Corp expects the affiliates to get the money from the cable/satellite companies. They know that the cable/satellite companies will, at some time, have to raise rates to get the money from you.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2011 #985 of 1258
    nylady

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    I just moved down to Florida from New York...I always had Cable TV up there. Where I am in Florida, my only choice is Direct tv.( I'm out in the middle of no where) Fox had pulled this same BS in NY and the channels were actually gone for a bit. People were going crazy because that also meant at the time that no Academy awards but thankfully the channel resumed about 20 min into the awards show. I am so tired of major corporations wanting more and more and not offering anything extra or taking into consideration that most people are trying their best to get by as it is...To be honest, the only channel I would miss from Fox is FX : )
     
  6. Oct 31, 2011 #986 of 1258
    MysteryMan

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    News Corp should be renamed "News Crap".
     
  7. Oct 31, 2011 #987 of 1258
    SPACEMAKER

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    They have until Thursday to get this fixed. At that point I will be affected. If it's not resolved I will be forced to just be patient and finally getting around to watching the stuff that's been on my DVR for a month.
     
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    Never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2011 #989 of 1258
    Ira Lacher

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    The only way for customers to protest perceived overpricing is not to pay. Take a cue from the 800,000 Netflix subs who bailed, or the fans who cancel their season tickets.
     
  10. Oct 31, 2011 #990 of 1258
    Bewts1989

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    I didn't get that vibe at all. I'd rather hear it from the CEO rather than some actor they're paying who really couldn't care less about the ordeal.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2011 #991 of 1258
    Mike Bertelson

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    From what I’ve been reading on the news sites Mike White is claiming they pay News Corp nearly a $1billion a year. While I’ve read where Fox/News Corp disputes the 40% increase (they won’t say what it is) they haven’t disputed the $1billion claim.

    It makes you wonder what the truth is.

    Mike
     
  12. Oct 31, 2011 #992 of 1258
    DawgLink

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    For the love of god, can Fox and DirecTV stop filling the damn TV screens with their idiotic, slanted messages every 10 minutes?

    I get it...we all get it...anyone watching 5 minutes of TV a day gets it....

    I understand both sides wanting to get their "side" out to the public but me and my fiancee watched TV this weekend and I am not sure we could go 10 minutes on Fox without a message from them (or DirecTV).

    It is so bad that at times BOTH DirecTV and Fox have their messages running at the same time so probably 15% of the TV screen is filled with their junk as I am trying to watch my TV show

    Very true but remember, Fox has advertising views that need to be met and Fox having zero DirecTV sets watching their ads is a HUGE hit worth millions that they can't really live without either

    I agree though that MORE pressure is on DirecTV right now...but Fox really cant live without DirecTV either
     
  13. Oct 31, 2011 #993 of 1258
    Joe Diver

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    I did this dance last year with Dish. I bailed and went to Directv. I'm still glad I did as I feel its a better service with better picture quality.

    I'm not doing it again, and I really hate that they're trying to make this "my" problem.

    No, it's not "my" problem. Fox, and whoever else...if you want me to watch your programming, make sure my carrier has it. Period. This is YOUR problem...not mine....nor my carrier.

    If YOU can't make sure my carrier has your channels, I'll just watch something else. Sure, there's a couple shows and channels I'll miss....but, there's plenty of other stuff to watch.

    I know others will not feel this way and present arguments for whose fault this is, who is right/wrong, who should do what....but it doesn't matter to me. I'm not switching carriers again. This crap will just keep happening, year after year. So, I'm leaving it to the content providers. You want me to watch your stuff, make sure DirecTV has it.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2011 #994 of 1258
    choptv

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    Thank you Joe. I never post, but I do a bunch of reading on this forum and I had to say I totally agree with this 100%. If they want us to watch, make sure the provider has it.
     
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    jssp8s

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    AMEN!!!
     
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    Huskie_2009

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    The $1 billion could be the correct number but would it be correct if they said "we pay News Corp nearly $1 billion a year for the channels that are in contract negotiations"?

    Maybe DirecTv is trying to mislead the customers into thinking that amount is only for these channels and not ALL channels provided by News Corp?

    We don't know the whole truth yet.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Ridiculous!
     
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    Huskie_2009

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    or did you mean ...

    :D
     
  19. Oct 31, 2011 #999 of 1258
    Jeremy W

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    Yes, I forgot how seriously my posts can be taken. Your correction is correct.
     
  20. Montezuma58

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    ^^^^This^^^^
    Fox can be on DirecTV and in return get some money from me. If they're not on D* they'll get much less from me. There's other programming and also other outlets to get Fox programming.
     

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