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Gannett Hopping Mad Over 'Hopper' -- Longterm agreement reached!

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Nick, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Oct 8, 2012 #141 of 187
    MysteryMan

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    Both parties are ignoring the biggest benefit of commercial breaks. They allow the viewer time for bathroom breaks, letting the dog out, and going to the kitchen for a snack. ;)
     
  2. Oct 8, 2012 #142 of 187
    martzta

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    0825 local time and WUSA D.C. still on.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2012 #143 of 187
    jdskycaster

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    Setup my OTA timers this morning - for a whopping three shows.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2012 #144 of 187
    kenglish

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    Charlie hates it when his phone system gets overloaded. :lol:
     
  5. Oct 8, 2012 #145 of 187
    packethauler

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    http://www.playon.tv/playon is the where you can download the software. Basically it just piggybacks on top of the DLNA protocol. You can access it once it's installed on your PC through the 'Local Media' option through the 'Menu' button on the Hopper.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2012 #146 of 187
    packethauler

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    My wife just texted me at work and stated that KARE 11 is still available and watchable at 9:00a CDT.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2012 #147 of 187
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    packethauler

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    KARE 11's Facebook page also confirmed the deal. They aren't providing any details yet, either.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2012 #149 of 187
    harsh

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    There's a press release from Gannett on PR Newswire (refenced in the MarketWatch article). The release is rather terse and doesn't indicate whether this is a long or short term agreement.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2012 #150 of 187
    LazhilUT

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    @dish_answers tweeted me and said they reached a long term agreement.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2012 #151 of 187
    FTA Michael

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    Reuters quotes some unnamed Gannett bigwig as saying that Hopper wasn't the main sticking point. What, this wasn't a principled stand to preserve long-term profitability, and it was all about the retransmission fees? :lol:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/08/us-dish-gannett-idUSBRE89403I20121008

    Bonus: This weekend was the 20th anniversary of the law requiring cable companies to pay for retransmission consent. http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/62671/happy-20th-birthday-to-retrans-consent
     
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    Nick

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    The...
    The essence...

    "...The companies have not disclosed the value or terms of the deal, but the Autohopper feature will remain for Dish customers."
     
  14. Oct 8, 2012 #154 of 187
    TBoneit

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    At the present time that is just FOX grabbing everything it can, much like the fees it started charging it's affiliates for every subscriber that the affiliate gets revenue for from the cable & satellite companies.

    Of the networks FOX is the worst for the way they interact with viewers.

    And Yes the blatant plugs on episodes of Bones are way over the top.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2012 #155 of 187
    RasputinAXP

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    So where the blue blazes is Hoosier to come and tell us we're all going to burn for having Autohop?
     
  16. Oct 8, 2012 #156 of 187
    satcrazy

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    Great...
    I guess I'm going to keep better track of my bill, and see when this deal hits home:(
     
  17. Oct 9, 2012 #157 of 187
    tampa8

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    I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like the DVR.

    I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like the VHS recorder.

    I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like Satellite TV.

    I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like Satellite radio.

    I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like the Slingbox.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2012 #158 of 187
    odsingCPA

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    All I know is my bill better not increase because of this crap. Don't have the hopper and don't want it. Let the people using autohop pay for it.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2012 #159 of 187
    tsmacro

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    People w/ the Hopper are paying more. $4 more for DVR service plus each Joey costs them an additional $7, so most people with that set up end up paying about an extra $11/mo as compared to someone w/ the older equipment.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2012 #160 of 187
    jdskycaster

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    odsingCPA,
    So you watch all ads then? I have autohop and do not use it for even 10% of my viewing. When I do enable it I still manually forward past the delay that is now part of every commercial break. I also forward past the end of the commercial break which is usually some kind of announcement prior to the show beginning again. So it is not fully "automatic" in my case if that is what everyone is getting all worked up over. I still use my remote when watching shows with autohop enabled.
     

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