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What Happen with Gol TV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by danny84, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. sangu72

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    Heavens to Murgatroyd! La liga starts in less than a month! I need more exclamation signs!!!

    I might have to switch to Comcast or D* (yikes!). What the heck are they thinking?

    Many years ago, when Gol TV started I ditched D* because they didn't offer it. Now I might have to do it on reverse. Can't wait to the day they have to offer all channels a la carte, this is ridiculous.

    pant, pant, there! I feel better now.
     
  2. fsquid

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    Jacksonville...
    Feck me, I need to watch my Bayern
     
  3. peridigm

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    Goodbye. The ONLY reason I have sat TV is for soccer. I watch nothing else on Dish. My cable system has far superior channel line-up and quality, except for soccer. Can't figure it out. Tons of HD channels too. The only reason I subscribed to Dish over Direct was that World Sports HD had La Liga in HD. With that and GolTV gone there is nothing Dish can do to keep me. I am glad I paid the extra $49 for month to month.
     
  4. danny84

    danny84 New Member

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    I Need to switch to Directv Better programming More Sports channels. MLB, NFL, Nascar, More HDTV Channels. And the most important Goal TV.
     
  5. kucharsk

    kucharsk Godfather

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    See ya.

    I don't watch sports at all and hadn't even heard of "GolTV."
     
  6. sangu72

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    Come on, man. We're just trying to vent here!:flaiming


    Besides, if you havent heard from GolTV, why waste your time reading this thread?:p
     
  7. kstuart

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    Statements like " I am upset at GolTV and Dish that I may not be able to watch La Liga. " are venting and are appropriate and reasonable use of the Forum.

    Statements like " I am going to switch back to my cable company now. " are ego statements. They are the same as the statements that I see often on Forums: " I am going on vacation for two weeks and you won't see my posts. " Both are just ego. There are 10,000 members and so what does it matter when you go on vacation, what you ate for dinner, and when you are going to switch providers ?

    So, statements like " I never watch GolTV. " are just as appropriate as " I am switching back to my cable system. "
     
  8. grog

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    I don't see these statements as idle threats. I see them as panic in the last hour.

    Pulling GolTV right now was bad timing. If someone wants to see the major
    games on GolTV then they have to change as Dish dropped the station like a bad habit. :mad:


     
  9. rrmcdonald

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    I am sure people at DISH monitor forums such as this, so stating "I am going to cable" should be appropriate.

    Assuming DISH does monitor these threads I am stating that if DISH does not work out the contract with GOLTV soon I will be leaving DISH for another provider. With the European league seasons just about to start, they need to resolve this sooner than later.
     
  10. sangu72

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    I like forums for the information value that they provide as they offer an insight on customer trends, issues and the like. When someone says that they are dropping a particular provider for a specific reason (Voom, Gol Tv ...), I don't take it as something particularly egotistic but, on the contrary, as information that helps me define my conception of a particular company. However, when someone gets into a thread and make comments (as the ones I have seen with Voom, GolTV and I imagine any other topic that involves members discontent) telling them to go away if they don't like it, I don't find it particularly informative. This, of course, is my opinion and I wouldn't ask anyone to stop doing it if that's what they want. I wish they were a bit less hostile and more humorous but this is just a preference I have.
    I just don't understand why some customers take brand loyalty to the extreme (as it happens with Apple in some instances), my brand is better than your brand. I guess we are in a post-nationalistic stage, entering brand-nationalism, but I'm digressing ...
     
  11. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    Northern...
    Just substitute Yankees and Red Sox for Dish and DirecTV and you can understand extreme brand loyalty.;)
     
  12. kstuart

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    There are many decisions in modern life, where as consumers, we cannot possibly have enough information to make a truly informed decision - there are too many purchases one makes. Honda vs Toyota, Dish vs DirecTV, Panasonic vs Sharp vs Sony, Michelin vs Pirelli, etc. etc.

    So, the human mind wants to think that it has made the "correct" decision, and so views the choice it made, in the same way it views a sports team it has decided to support.
     
  13. caliculer

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    This scold has been on a bunch of forums defending Dish. Look at bigsoccer and satelliteguys. He just doesn't GET it.
     
  14. caliculer

    caliculer New Member

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    Kstuart- I'm referring to.
     
  15. rrmcdonald

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    I e-mailed DISH as follows:
    "I have AT250 plus HD, with Setanta add on; however, if DISH does not resolve its contract dispute with GOLTV soon I will be leaving DISH and going to another provider. The Bundesleague and LaLiga begin this month so resolution needs to occur sooner than later."

    The reply I received:

    "Thank you for being a valued DISH Network customer. DISH Network sincerely regrets that your programming on GolTV (Ch 407) is currently unavailable. In the meantime, we invite you to follow your favorite sports on ESPN Deportes (Ch 854) and Fox Sports en Espanol (Ch 855).
    The loss of GolTV was the result of GolTV’s decision to impose unreasonable contract terms on DISH Network to continue to carry their channel.
    DISH Network remains committed to protecting its customers from unreasonable contract demands from programmers that will negatively affect DISH Networks goal of providing the best value in programming packages and equipment.
    We continually strive to control costs on behalf of our customers and are hopeful that this dispute will be resolved quickly. Please understand we are not at liberty to discuss negotiation details without GolTV’s approval. We realize that in today’s competitive world you have a choice in services. We thank you for your continued business and support while DISH Network continues to work through these difficult but important negotiations with GolTV.
    If you still wish to discontinue your service, please know that for security reasons, we are unable to disconnect accounts via email. Please call 1-800-333-3474 to speak to a customer service representative who can assist you with your request. Our customer service agents are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

    At least they said "and are hopeful that this dispute will be resolved quickly."
     
  16. tommiet

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    Most INFORMED customers know that Directv has more sport channels than Dish... Or did you bother to check?:nono2:

    SPORTS=E*
    MOVIE=D*

    Your choice......
     
  17. tnsprin

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    Message is in Not in English. I don't watch GolTV often, but last time I did, they broadcast in Spanish and English. Probably doesn't say much, but anyone want to translate.

    They fact that Dish thinks of this as a Spanish only channel helps in understanding of their feeling that they shouldn't pay much. GOLTV probably wants income for all the Dish subscribers, and Dish probably thinks they should only pay for those subscribing to the Dish Latino package.
     
  18. kal915

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    Isn't that backwards? :grin:
     
  19. kstuart

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    Get what ?

    Two posts and you have said nothing.
     
  20. kstuart

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    If you bothered to look at the context of my statement, I was replying to someone else who had decided that certain statements like "I do not watch GolTV at all" were inappropriate.

    So, I did not start a discussion about what is appropriate or not, I was merely replying to someone else's opinion on that.

    That is what I do with every post. Either I provide a piece of information, or I reply to someone else's opinion with my own opinion.

    I have doing that on the subject of satellite and DBS for over 10 years.

    For over 5 days, you have posted 3 messages, none of which have your opinion on Dish and GolTV, but instead attack me.

    That you think that is a good use of your time is scary...
     

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