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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 21, 2011 #101 of 1258
    Jeremy W

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    Fox network affiliates are not affected by this. So no NFL games will be missed.
     
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    sigma1914

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    dishman1999

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    fox sportnet is thou.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 #104 of 1258
    sigma1914

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    Ok...they don't have NFL. So, your post was still incorrect.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 #105 of 1258
    dishman1999

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    Fox channels?

    We have been in discussions to renew our agreement with News Corporation (News Corp) and Fox for its Fox Sports channels, FX and some other national channels. The agreement, which expired at midnight on Sept. 30, does not involve either your local Fox station or Fox News, so those services are not affected.

    We have a fundamental disagreement with News Corp over its demand that our customers pay 40 % more for the same Fox channels they already receive. That’s simply unfair. Since they will not budge, we are forced to take extreme measures. We have told News Corp that unless they come back with a reasonable price that will protect our customers from excessive increases, we will suspend several of their channels on November 1.

    When it comes to providing the best experience at the most reasonable value, everyone is accountable, and so we want to prevent News Corp/Fox from treating you any differently. We recognize that this situation will cause short-term inconvenience, and we respectfully ask for your patience. We believe these actions will help keep your monthly bills under more control over the long term

    right but the postgame comments you will be missing and pre game too!

    all of that stuff is on Fox sportnet!
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 #106 of 1258
    sigma1914

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    Bolded part for emphasis.
    Read what you copy and paste. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 #107 of 1258
    dishman1999

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    what I do read what i copy
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 #108 of 1258
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    I think the NHL teams with FSN contracts are: Red Wings, Kings, Ducks, Coyotes, Stars, Blues, Panthers, Hurricanes, Wild, Blue Jackets, and Predators. Pretty significant losses if all those team feeds vanish from NHLCI. While I would miss those teams coverage, the ridiculous philosophy of channels like ESPN where they don't care how much they (over)bid for sports properties because they just jack up their rates to make everyone pay for it has got to stop somewhere. Of course it's easy for me to say since my favorite teams are on MSG. I would also certainly understand if fans of those teams drop D* if those channels leave for any amount of time. It would be nice if the never ending greed at these enormous companies would at least slow down but everything just gets worse.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 #109 of 1258
    dishman1999

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    man wish dish network still had MSG lucky!
     
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    FOX news is not part of this deal, AFAIK.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2011 #111 of 1258
    Jeremy W

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    Fox News and all Fox affiliates, including the O&Os, are not affected by this.
     
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    will lose a ton of college sports though ugh! and sons of anarchy! NOT GOOD! and i pay $ 180 a month for this UGH!
     
  13. Oct 21, 2011 #113 of 1258
    Jeremy W

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    Listen, if DirecTV gives in to Fox, they might only tie their profit record next quarter instead of breaking it! How do you expect them to survive like that?
     
  14. Oct 21, 2011 #114 of 1258
    mitchflorida

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    Sports programming is really killing those of us who don't watch a single game on cable. ESPN and now Fox Sports . . they pay big $$$ for the various football, baseball and basketball games, and send us the bill.

    I wish I didn't have to pay for any of the sports programming. I dont even watch the games on free networks like CBS and NBC.
     
  15. Oct 21, 2011 #115 of 1258
    mws192

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    Not if you have Sports Pack. You will still see many of those games on the CSN's, MSG's and others not owned by Fox.
     
  16. Oct 21, 2011 #116 of 1258
    Stuart Sweet

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    You're saying profit is a bad thing?
     
  17. Oct 21, 2011 #117 of 1258
    mws192

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    I know it's not directly impacted, but I hope this ends with Fox Soccer Plus added to the Sports Pack instead of a la carte. Not to mention a 24/7 HD feed for it.
     
  18. Oct 21, 2011 #118 of 1258
    Jeremy W

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    The games on FX are exclusive to FX. I believe most of the FSN games are exclusive to FSN as well.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2011 #119 of 1258
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    With the NBA lockout I could see these channels going dark. DirecTV already showed us how they feel about NHL fans with VS last year.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2011 #120 of 1258
    sigma1914

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    It goes both ways. The sports networks keep a lot of the channels you and others watch at an affordable price.
     

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