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Retailer Chat, July 12, 2005: some details, locals, etc...

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Darkman, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. larrystotler

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    Confirmed: New ClubDish is as follows:

    DHA - Pay $49.99 activation fee. Do NOT get it back. Get $25 credit on account for using certificate.
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    Sub who gives cert gets 10 $5 credits and a $25 coupon good towards E* services.
     
  2. Darkman

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    It was today...

    6 New International channels were added to the line-up since last International Retailer Chat.... (Italian - Leonardo World and Video Italia, African/French - 3A Telesud, South Asian - Zee Gujarati and Alpha ETC Punjabi, French - Trace TV)

    110 International channel on DISH (to-date)

    Competition - DirecTV is starting to "smell the coffee" (re: Internationals)
    But DISH Network is still the leader as it comes to Internationals - 110 channels vs 18 channels (DISH vs. DirecTV)
    DISH is leading Direct in all aspects of this.. with the exception of Vietnamese programming (where the score is: DirecTV: 1 - DISH: 0)
    But DISH Network is actively looking to add some Vietnamese programming as well....

    Phone Calls:

    Q: Any new channels are coming soon maybe? .. more Japanese maybe?
    A: No New channels to announce at this chat, but we appreciate your comments and suggestions..

    Some Russian Retailer called and said that he sells lots of Russian programming among other International and American programming... that DISH Network offer 4 Russian Channels (more than any other Satellite Provider (or something like that)
     
  3. Geeke19

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    Does anybody know what channel 230 will be on AUG 10 once TBS moves to channel 139?
     
  4. Darkman

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    Only DISH knows (what or if will be on that channel slot)

    maybe something.. but maybe for now - nothing...
     
  5. juan ellitinez

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    being that it is only 2 slots away from the home shopping universe.....they probably just made room for more shopping channels
     
  6. Darkman

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    Never know... but..... :lol: :eek2: :lol:
     
  7. Jacob S

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    They should have changed the channel number of TBS 230 a long time ago, better yet, not have it up that high away from the other channels from the start. Maybe TBS complained about it or wanted to be in a leage of its own in that high range. Maybe Dish Network wanted to organize the channels better. I am sure they could use another shopping channel at 230. Heck, that slot could carry a premium since it was once a TBS channel number for a future shopping channel for a while at least. That would be just like some company that was advertising a special deal going out of business but selling the number to a porno business or something else and people still calling the number. Oops, I hope I did not give Dish Network an idea, to sell channel slots where the current channels are at to more shopping channels that want to get added for a premium.
     
  8. James Long

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    Channel 220 has been sitting empty for more than a year (IIRC) since the Travel Channel moved to 215. If they needed a channel for shopping, that one would serve.

    It's probably just to put the Turners together. I'd like to see WGN move as well. Without supers or distants WGN looks lonely between shopping and preaching.

    JL
     
  9. UHF

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    I agree. Travel seems misplaced also. I'd like to see it with the Discovery channels, or anywhere other than where it is.
     
  10. Jacob S

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    I also think WGN should move, to a location close to TBS. It was moved onced already from channel 240 to channel 239 a while back.
     
  11. Geeke19

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    heck said it when I first got dish network TBS should be with TNT,FX around that area
     
  12. Darkman

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    I guess at the time of that International Retailer Chat, they didn't take into the account this:

    07/21/2005 - DIRECTV Makes Bold Expansion into Lucrative Filipino Market with Migration of 80,000+ Filipino Satellite Subscribers from ABS-CBN International:
    http://phoenix.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127160&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=733446&highlight=

    all those channels are reportedly uplinked (or even available now maybe) at DirecTV .... - from another thread in DirecTV Discussion area:
     
  13. Darkman

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    More on the subject:

    Filipinos in the U.S. Tune to DIRECTV For Exclusive Filipino Programming Packages; DIRECTV Launches No. 1 Rated TV Station in the Philippines - GMA Pinoy TV

    (Full story at http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=44230 ... post #19)
     
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