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stop with the sports channels

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by mplsjeffm, Sep 23, 2005.

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  1. mplsjeffm

    mplsjeffm AllStar

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    i'm really geting sick of dish
    always adding sports channels.I want them to add Logo. everytime
    I email them about it, they say the same thing. We are in talks with Viacom.
    how about making one programing package only sports?
    That way, those who don't like sports don't have to pay for others entertainment??

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    this is my first post.....
     
  2. lakebum431

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    Way to start off on a good foot. . . . .
    I understand you are frustrated that they didn't add the channel that you want, but why be mad that they are adding channels? I say bring on all the channels you can throw at us!!
     
  3. Andy

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    I love sports so I am glad Dish is doing this.
     
  4. JohnH

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    If your Logo gets added you might have to thank some sportsfan for making it affordable.
     
  5. nimmer

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    Well put.
     
  6. Satpro92

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    If the demand was there it would have already been added,the truth is Dish was well behind their rival on sports progamming ,and really is just catching up.
     
  7. JPointerWI

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    The world of pay TV service (cable, satellite) is ruled by shopping channels, porn, sports, and lastly the channels "everyone else" wants to watch. In other words, if it doesnt make E* money they wont add it until they add something else that does make them money.
     
  8. Mark Holtz

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    :welcome_s to DBSTalk, mplsjeffm!

    Trust me, the $ports channels is a sore spot with me. The $ports channels have been the most expensive channels contained in the basic programming package. It is also used as a powerful negotiating tactic to add other channels.

    Then, starting with the Yankees and the YE$ network, the individual sports teams decided to get away from the established Regional $ports Networks and form their own $ports Networks. Again, the contracts were written so that you got the channel whether or not you wanted it.

    If I had the choice, I would like to jettison the $ports channels from my lineup for a slightly lower bill. But, I don't. You see in my signature the channels that I would like added. You can guess that DirecTV added some different channels. Yet, people have switched DBS provided for not offering the sports channel. Go figure.
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    You could always get D* if you want Logo.
     
  10. Andy

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    See the thing is I am sure Sports channels(ESPN,ESPN 2,ESPNews,ESPN U ect....) gets more viewers then any other channels.
     
  11. thxultra

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    I can't see why dish is so slow to add logo either, mtv is one of the most watched channels on dish so I can't see why they would take so long to add another channel owned by mtv.
     
  12. alsays

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    My cable company carries Logo and though I love the channel...I still just signed up for Dish. I'm really hoping that Dish will carry the channel soon. My install is in a couple of weeks...I just couldn't handle the bad reception and poor service of my cable company. Even Logo couldn't keep me. Though Direct carries Logo, their promotions just weren't as appealing. Doesn't Dish carry the HEAR channel?
     
  13. Slamminc11

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    Actually it's HERE not HEAR, but yes Dish does carry it. It's on Channel 537. It's a PPV channel where you can buy a three hour block at a time.
    Unfortunately, I think it is going to be a while until Dish carries LOGO just because my guess is that they don't think there is that big of a demand for it. Obviously it will take lots and lots of letters, e-mails, and phone calls to show that there is interest, and not just from a few people. Your best bet will be talk to you friends and tell them to write, tell people who don't have dish to call and ask if Dish carries LOGO, and when told no, say that they will be going with Direct who DOES have it. That is what I have been telling my friends to do. Let them start seeing that (though it may not be tons) they are losing potential customers because they aren't carrying the channel.
     
  14. Stalky14

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    I'm not a sports fan either, but I have to admit that sports was the area where Dish
    was the farthest behind the competition. Now that they've done that, they can try
    to catch up in the other areas where about two years of channel addition stagnation
    have left them behind.
     
  15. lakebum431

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    Hopefully we'll see more channels added with the impelmentation of MPEG4. I for one, hope that ESPN2 HD is one of them (sorry OP, but what can I say, I love sports) =)
     
  16. koji68

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    Don't forget international channels!
     
  17. mplsjeffm

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    the FBI is starting to go after the producers and distributors of porn. They say that only porn that has SM, bestiality, water sports and violence against women will be targeted.

    That will just be the beginning. Until the government figures out how many corporations make money making and selling porn, DirecTV

    This is one time I hope the corporations control the government.
     
  18. Geronimo

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    The Yankees and YES were not the first. Who do you think owns NESN?
     
  19. Cyclone

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    Didn't Dish and Viacom had a good battle for negotiations earlier this year (or was it last year?). They might not be to eager to meet up again until contracts are up for renewal.

    Maybe when MTV-HD lauches or something else signifcant happens.
     
  20. brycekholt

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    Being a loyal reader of this fourm I know for a fact that the two most requested channels in the last six months have been CSTV as well as ESPNU. I applaud dish for doing this, as they got me to upgrade from AT 120 to The Everything Pak just for ESPNU. Ive been considering upgrading for some time now, but this is what pushed it over the edge. If E* added every channel that came along, when it came along, the prices would go up and everyone would complain. I realize that Dish is a little conservative compared to DirectTV, but I understand where they are coming from.

    Bryce
     
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