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Would Dish Network Really Consider Dropping ESPN?


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#201 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:06 PM

One thing I do not understand is why Dish moved ESPN Classic into the Sports package only, as the other ESPN channels are with the regular fare. I am not a big sports fan, but I do like some of the old stuff they have on ESPN Classic, but it is not worth the cost of the sport package just for that one channel. With Dish dropping so many other channels like Cloo, G4, and KBS World, it would be nice to get ESPN back in the regular package.

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Espn did that on most systems. They did it to get espnu into the regular packages so it could get better ad dollars off its college current stuff rather than the classics. It was basically a swap on most systems in terms of placement for espnu and espn classic.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:50 PM

According to this the talks with Disney regarding abc, ESPN, Disney have been tied to settling the Hopper litigation and are supposed to be close to a resolution.  http://www.bloomberg...?cmpid=msnmoney




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#203 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 09:00 PM

According to this the talks with Disney regarding abc, ESPN, Disney have been tied to settling the Hopper litigation and are supposed to be close to a resolution.  http://www.bloomberg...?cmpid=msnmoney

 

 

Well if they made the ability to use auto hop a paid option then that would be fine and would give people the choice on the higher rates and could cover all shows.  But instead it will likely get passed to everyone,.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:54 AM

OK so is there a deal or not?



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:35 AM

OK so is there a deal or not?

Just trying to figure out how much the Hopper users have to pay extra.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:52 PM

OK so is there a deal or not?

not, when there is Dish will surely issue a press release.




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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:52 PM

Just trying to figure out how much the Hopper users have to pay extra.

That would be $5.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:14 AM

not, when there is Dish will surely issue a press release.

It's sure taking forever to make a deal.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

Contract signed and press release announced.

 

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