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Will Dish Jump On The WeatherNation Bandwagon With Direct?


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#51 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

And i still look at it as they wanted to charge more for the DVR service but phase it in and now they just charge all new people more for DVR service.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:36 PM

It was an interesting slight of hand for DIRECTV to raise their general rates somewhat less than the competition to much cheering from the fanboys only to tack on a sports fee for quite a few.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:53 PM

It was an interesting slight of hand for DIRECTV to raise their general rates somewhat less than the competition to much cheering from the fanboys only to tack on a sports fee for quite a .


Oh hogwash. Those fees have been there for a while now and simply equal out the RSN fees by market. There was no slight of hand and DIRECTV still raised rates less than my local cable company does even with the RSN fees.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:52 PM

How about we get back to the topic of DISH potentially carrying WeatherNation and post comments on other topics in the threads designed for DirecTV RSN fees, price increases, etc. ?
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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

If anything, maybe Dish keeps TWC, as a selling point over DirecTV? Not saying it's some ultra-premium content, but it is different (and in my opinion, much better when it matters) and these days that's all that matters sometimes.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:25 PM

If anything, maybe Dish keeps TWC, as a selling point over DirecTV? Not saying it's some ultra-premium content, but it is different (and in my opinion, much better when it matters) and these days that's all that matters sometimes.

 

Seriously? Do you think anyone is going to choose a provider based on whether they have TWC?? Pac 12 Network, that I can totally see, but not TWC.

 

There are plenty of ways for providers to get a competitive advantage over one another by offering content the competition lacks, but TWC would be so far down the list I think you'd win more customers promoting that you have special interest channels broadcast in Vietnamese.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:00 PM

I particularly like AccuWeather's web site.  Tells me all I need to know.

 

If it is going to have it's own channel, it could be a winner. [that is, if it doesn't cave in to reality tv :righton: ]


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:05 AM

Seriously? Do you think anyone is going to choose a provider based on whether they have TWC?? 

Well, I have been stopped by a few DirecTV customers saying that if TWC does not come back to DirecTV they will switch to Dish. don't know if these "few" folks will be enough for Dish to pay higher retrans fee if TWC asks for more $$$


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

Well, the switchers won't have much of an effect on anything Dish decides to do. There could be a problem for TWC even if they want to renew at existing rates. 


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:30 PM

Well, the switchers won't have much of an effect on anything Dish decides to do. There could be a problem for TWC even if they want to renew at existing rates. 

 

 

Wonder if TWC would come in with even lower than existing rate at renewal time [ of course we'd never be privy ] cause if they lose dish, they are in trouble.

 

If they are not smart enough to re think existing programming, then at least insert a full weather report on the half  hour.


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