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CNN International Back On Dish?


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#1 OFFLINE   leegart

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:45 PM

Probably not. But here is the e-mail response I got from Echostar's Andrew Hurt when I asked again:

"Thanks for your email regarding CNN International. Currently we do not have
any plans to launch this service. However, based upon your enthusiasm for
the channel, I will readdress this request with the Programming Executives."

Well, the door is open a sliver. :rolleyes:

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#2 OFFLINE   BFG

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:47 PM

If "your enthusiasm" alone brings to the launch of CNN-I, that would be something else ;)

#3 OFFLINE   Slamminc11

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:58 PM

who's Andrew Hurt?

#4 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:35 PM

It has been a while since I nagged them. Once when CNNfn left the air and once when CNN-I was added to Voom (before Voom went boom).

Time to nag again ... I WANT MY CNN-I !!!!

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#5 OFFLINE   leegart

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 03:21 PM

"Thanks for your email regarding CNN International. Currently we do not have
any plans to launch this service. However, based upon your enthusiasm for
the channel, I will readdress this request with the Programming Executives."


Thanks for your email. Unfortunately, since our last conversation in early
July, not much has changed with regards to launching CNN-International.
Until we have a lot of customer demand for this channel, I would be
skeptical that it will be launched anytime soon.

#6 OFFLINE   Jon Ellis

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:59 PM

I also sent an e-mail (just yesterday) requesting CNN-I, BBC World, and/or some version of CBC programming. No response yet. Now that SHVERA has eliminated my NY/LA on DirecTV and Newsworld International is gone, there's no reason for me to be loyal to DirecTV anymore.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:01 PM

I 'm beginning to think that the only way anyone is going to effectively plant it in their heads regarding an international news package on Dish is for someone to actually get through on a Charlie Chat , request it, and effectively make a case for its marketability, perhaps even as a supplemental international service on 148/121/61.5. A tall order indeed.

#8 OFFLINE   leegart

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:49 PM

I 'm beginning to think that the only way anyone is going to effectively plant it in their heads regarding an international news package on Dish is for someone to actually get through on a Charlie Chat , request it, and effectively make a case for its marketability, perhaps even as a supplemental international service on 148/121/61.5. A tall order indeed.


I got filtered out by a screener when I said I wanted to discuss adding CNN -International a few Charlie Chats ago. :mad:

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:55 PM

You should have said you wanted to ask how to sign up for credit card auto pay. That's an instant in.

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#10 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:40 PM

You should have said you wanted to ask how to sign up for credit card auto pay. That's an instant in.

Not as much as it once did. E* has learned that trick.

Some chats they barely take a call ... and still don't mention CC Auto Pay.

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#11 OFFLINE   mruk69

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 06:23 PM

I don't know how they handle channel requests. But I remenmber the time when just about every soccer fan was requesting Fox Sports World(Now Fox Soccer Channel) and it took at least a couple of years to get this channel.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:44 PM

I 'm beginning to think that the only way anyone is going to effectively plant it in their heads regarding an international news package on Dish is for someone to actually get through on a Charlie Chat , request it, and effectively make a case for its marketability, perhaps even as a supplemental international service on 148/121/61.5. A tall order indeed.



I called Charlie on a Chat about 3 months ago with a question about CNN-I, they would not let me ask the question of Charlie.
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#13 OFFLINE   leegart

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 05:54 PM

What other ways :confused: besides Charlie Chat and e-mails can we let them know how many of us want CNN-International (and maybe BBC-World, Deutsche Welle, CBC, etc.)?




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