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DirecTV™'s Fox agreements end at the end of November? (answer is "no")


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#21 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:40 PM

Title thread...Not true
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:05 PM

Title thread...Not true


Well that settles that! Thx satracer!
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:20 PM

+1, perhaps the only other person to speak eloquently on the subject would be "The Shadow".

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:43 PM

I didn't think so...funny how rumors start. :)
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:53 PM

Todays lesson not to trust CSRS from both sides on contract negotiations they are clueless.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:37 PM

Actually, the official trademark is DIRECTV.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:48 PM

Yup .. DIRECTV is an independent company now. Sure, Liberty (and Malone) still own some stock, but last I checked, his voting power stopped @ 24%.

Still, I think DIRECTV & Fox have a much better relationship than DISH & Fox. Now, that being said .. a DISH CSR as the source of DIRECTV's contract situation .. well, let's just say, I'm not sure that's the best source. Sounds more like a tools to keep the customer than actual news.


Malone's voting power is 3 percent now.

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#28 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:07 AM

Malone's voting power is 3 percent now.

http://investor.dire...eleaseid=480109


well, there you go .. :)
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:49 AM

Title thread...Not true




Well that settles that! Thx satracer!



That really didn't settle anything. All SR said is that the title of the thread is not true. The agreement could end November 1st or December 15th or whatever. We'll probably never know, unless the two sides start publicly bickering.




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#30 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:03 AM

That really didn't settle anything. All SR said is that the title of the thread is not true. The agreement could end November 1st or December 15th or whatever. We'll probably never know, unless the two sides start publicly bickering.


Yeah because a DISH CSR is more likely to lead in the right direction regarding a DIRECTV contract than SR is. :rolleyes:
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#31 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:59 PM

Let me be clearer. It's a non issue for a long time. The thread of the title is wrong.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:47 PM

Let me be clearer. It's a non issue for a long time. The thread of the title is wrong.


I beg to differ. The title of the thread can not be wrong because it is a question. Only the answers to the question, yes or no can be wrong. :lol:

Thanks SR though for making it clear the answer is no.

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#33 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:32 PM

You're right. There is a question mark. My apologies. D* will not be immune to programming disputes as well. I don't think any MSO can anymore with the way things are going in the industry.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:06 PM

As long as I can get my FOX locals for Nascar and shows I'm happy.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:22 PM

Let me be clearer. It's a non issue for a long time. The thread of the title is wrong.


I have heard rumors that an agreement between the two has already been reached and even more unreliable rumors of collusion between the two companies. Just rumors for other sources, and should be taken with a grain of salt

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:26 PM

Which sources Dodger because if it is true then it shows D as the top fish in sports period they dont want to piss off any of the sports viewers bottom line. And I am one of those sports viewers.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:29 PM

Which sources Dodger because if it is true then it shows D as the top fish in sports period they dont want to piss off any of the sports viewers bottom line. And I am one of those sports viewers.


Just a person that works for them. They are reliable about many Direct issues, but the collusion part is just a rumor that they told me and cannot confirm it at all. Also, usually the business decisions are secret and employees know as much as us

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:38 PM

As conservative as DIRECTV has generally been regarding all legal issues (24 hour rule, distant locals, etc.) .. I think "collusion" is probably nothing more than someone making a misinformed guess and not based on anything factual.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:41 PM

As conservative as DIRECTV has generally been regarding all legal issues (24 hour rule, distant locals, etc.) .. I think "collusion" is probably nothing more than someone making a misinformed guess and not based on anything factual.


I think that too is the case. It is probably someone drawing this conclusion simply because they came to an agreement so quickly (assuming they did agree)

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:27 AM

Doesn't DirecTV hold controlling interest in a few of the Fox sports channels?




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