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DISH surveying SuperStation subs


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#26 OFFLINE   Jim5506

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:33 AM

Superstations are a dinosaur of the sat TV business.

 

They provide a service that is not needed by the vast majority of subs because the programming options have so greatly expanded since they were created.

 

Superstations were a good option when there were many many fewer satellite TV channels available.

 

There are only maybe 3 superstations left and their programming is all redundant and SD.


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#27 OFFLINE   scottchez

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

What if the maybe 3 were in HD would you sign up then?  What if there were TWO?  Or what if you could only get the one in HD that was in your Region, would you sign up for only $1.50 more a month.

The point is if they were in HD people would sign up for some, Dish would make more money, and it would give a reason to have Dish over Cable or Directv which means more money from more customers and more pofit.  Dish needs to be different to compete other wise they just have the same old channels as everyone else.

Its called Ala Carte-  everyone wants options.

 

 

 

Superstations are a dinosaur of the sat TV business.

 

They provide a service that is not needed by the vast majority of subs because the programming options have so greatly expanded since they were created.

 

Superstations were a good option when there were many many fewer satellite TV channels available.

 

There are only maybe 3 superstations left and their programming is all redundant and SD.


Edited by scottchez, 14 July 2013 - 10:07 AM.

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#28 OFFLINE   kucharsk

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:12 AM

The heck with $2/month, I'd pay $20/month to get KTLA in HD.



#29 OFFLINE   bigrich

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

Bell TV has Superstations in HD.  They have WPIX-11, WPCH-17, WGN-9, KTLA-5, WSBK-38 & CHCH-11.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

Yes that's Canada, TOTALLY different laws. As just one example, WPCH  is no longer a Superstation in the U.S. and DISH can not carry it outside it's DMA. CHCH also can not be carried by DISH. (Ok, two of many differences)


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

I now bid $3 a month for HD


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:43 AM

I'd pay $3/month if they just made the SD feeds anamorphic widescreen so we didn't lose the sides to the enforced 4:3 cut. :(



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

Isn't The Big Bang theory on TNT?


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:07 PM

Isn't The Big Bang theory on TNT?

No.


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