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Did something happen with Dish and Fisher?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by PokerJoker, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    For the acronym (and more importantly search) impaired:

    AAD = All American Direct

  2. normang

    normang Icon

    Nov 14, 2002
    Did search, and found slew of options, nothing that seemed to fit this discussion.. Though it was a Google search..
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    If you see something here that you don't recognize, I recommend you search the forums here first. It narrows the scope of the search immensely.

    In the grand scheme of things there are acronyms that are used here that don't appear anywhere else. A couple of the forum members are more commonly known by the acronym for their handle.

    The search function is usually the quickest way to get where you're going.
  4. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

    Dec 10, 2006
    Let's hope it is SOON!:lol:
  5. archer75

    archer75 Godfather

    Oct 13, 2006
    From what I have heard, Fisher, after asking for a rediculous amount of money for the channels, agreed to Dish's counter proposal. So the issue holding things up was Fisher's lawsuit against Dish.

    That lawsuit was dropped today. So it seems fisher caved.
  6. WebTraveler

    WebTraveler Icon

    Apr 9, 2006
    We'll have to see how this plays out, but both sides are not talking. While some think the digital signals or the distant digitals can be added (although the analog could not) I doubt it.

    First, only Charlie Ergen and Dish/All American Direct have come out with the distant digital signal theory now everyone can get it, no one else. Do we believe the man who was forbidden by the courts from ever offering distant signals again because he abused the process so badly that the courts took it away for good?

    I think a settlement occurred because Dish is recognizing that they can't fight everyone all the time anymore. I also bet the judge in the civil case ordered them to try to settle it.

    We may never know. We may be able to see what occurred by reading financials in the future, only time will tell.
  7. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    DISH Network[SIZE=-1]®[/SIZE] and Fisher Communications, Inc. Reach Multi-Year Carriage Agreement

    Fisher Stations Return to DISH Network

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., and SEATTLE, Wash. – June 11, 2009 – DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) today announced that they have reached a multi-year agreement that provides for the distribution of Fisher stations in seven markets on DISH Network. As part of the agreement, ongoing litigation between the two companies was ended.

    “We are pleased we were able to reach an agreement with Fisher to return these channels to our subscribers,” said Charlie Ergen, Chairman, President and CEO of DISH Network. “We thank our customers for their patience during this negotiation process.”

    “We recognize the important role that we play in the community through our news and programming and we are pleased to renew our partnership with DISH Network, which will allow us to continue serving our local viewers and customers,” said Colleen B. Brown, Fisher’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We truly appreciate the patience of our loyal viewers and business partners and regret any inconvenience they may have encountered as we worked to put this new agreement in place.”

    The Fisher stations that returned to DISH Network are: KOMO and KUNS in Seattle, Wash.; KATU and KUNP in Portland, Ore.; KIMA in Yakima, Wash.; KVAL in Eugene, Ore.; KBCI in Boise, Idaho; KIDK in Idaho Falls, Idaho; and KBAK and KBFX in Bakersfield, Calif. DISH Network restored the service to their customers at 10:25 p.m. PST on June 10.

    About DISH Network Corporation
    DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), the nation’s HD leader, provides approximately 13.584 million satellite TV customers as of March 31, 2009 with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including the lowest all-digital price nationwide. Customers have access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including 1080p Video on Demand and the DuoDVRTM ViP® 722 DVR, a CNET and PC Magazine “Editors’ Choice.” DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com.

    About Fisher Communications
    Fisher Communications, Inc. is a Seattle-based communications company that owns and operates 13 full power television stations (including a 50%-owned television station), 7 low power television stations and 8 radio stations in the Western United States. The Company owns and operates Fisher Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider; and Fisher Plaza, a media, telecommunications, and data center facility located near downtown Seattle. For more information about Fisher Communications, Inc., go to www.fsci.com.
  8. calgary2800

    calgary2800 Godfather

    Aug 26, 2006
    About damm time, good god I didnt miss too much on ABC, the season of Lost was beyond bad.
  9. treesyjo

    treesyjo Cool Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Someone mentioned that Eugene's station, KVAL, was back in SD and not HD. Eugene locals aren't in HD yet. So having it in SD puts it back the way it was before "The Great Fisher/Ergen Pissing Contest of 2009". :D
  10. Benhath

    Benhath Cool Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    Yes they are. KMTR, KEZI and KLSR (Fox) have been in HD for about a month or so. KVAL SD was pulled before they went HD, so KVAL HD would be a new HD channel. Dish told me that when they add HD locals they try to include all four networks. Since CBS is back, but lacking HD, they are working to rectify that.

    Also check channels 5250, 5252, 5253. Presumably KVAL HD will soon be at the 5251 slot.

  11. treesyjo

    treesyjo Cool Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    My bad. I moved from Eugene to Albany about 3 months ago and switched from Eugene locals to Portland. I didn't realize Eugene had gained HD since then. Sorry! :eek:
  12. Eksynyt

    Eksynyt Icon

    Feb 8, 2008
    They have HD on Dish but not DirecTV as far as I know in Eugene
  13. Benhath

    Benhath Cool Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    Yes, they do (except CBS), and Charter has no HI DEF here at all, with no projected date for any channel.

  14. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Lincoln City has over two dozen HD channels from Charter according to their channel line-up. Get with the program!

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