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Dish drops AMC (+WeTV, IFC & Sundance)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by lparsons21, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Jul 3, 2012 #1221 of 1922
    Jhon69

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    I can see the headlines now"DISH goes bankrupt,makes a profit in the process".:eek2:;):D

    That's our Charlie.:)
     
  2. Jul 3, 2012 #1222 of 1922
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    Correct and I'm sure there's alot of happy DirecTV subscribers who are glad NBC put Ninja Warrior in their programming.Because before without G4 there was no Ninja Warrior on DirecTV.;)
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012 #1223 of 1922
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    I am an E* sub since 2001, love them and always will. I am glad they make a stand like this EVERYTIME contracts come up for negotiation. Besides there are other methods to watch Breaking Bad the same night as it airs so I am not too worried about it.

    I want to thank all the cry babies that have posted in this thread since it started I have had some good laughs, keep em coming.......
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 #1224 of 1922
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    If dish gives everyone amazon credits in some way, and a free roku, they might end up spending more money handing these things out than if they had just paid amc what they are asking for! :D
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 #1225 of 1922
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    How many total channels have been lost now? I've lost count.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2012 #1226 of 1922
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    iTunes has some things with CC, but unfortunately not current seasons.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2012 #1227 of 1922
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    Learn to count better. :)
     
  8. Jul 3, 2012 #1228 of 1922
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    Do you mean the net channel count, including the new ones that have been added? And over what time frame?
     
  9. Jul 3, 2012 #1229 of 1922
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    How many channels has Dish lost long-term due to disputes? These and the Disney related channels and whatever else...a grand total. I'm counting 10 so far.
     
  10. Jul 4, 2012 #1230 of 1922
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    How many channels were taken down then put back up after a contract was reached?
     
  11. Jul 4, 2012 #1231 of 1922
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    Satellite TV has too many channels - we need to get rid of some of the trash channels that are included in these programming bundles that programming producers pawn off on us.

    If a niche channel cannot survive on its own - let it die.

    Dish and DirecTV should start pressing providers to cut the bottom channels off of their packages and keep prices at the same or slightly lower levels.

    If there is a demand for a channel it will survive - let the others DIE!

    I do not want to subsidize trash channels with my subscription dollars. I probably watch fewer than 15 channels all week and the rest of the family maybe doubles that number.

    Who needs 200 or 250 channels - NOBODY.

    There is an opening for someone with a bundle of money to start a TV delivery system either by internet streaming or maybe through OTA subchannels that provides a small number of highly watched channels at a rate lower than current providers charge (maybe like 75% of their rates) and make it.

    All that stands in the way are the contracts that program providers seem to insist on with large number of garbage channels bundled with those few good channels.

    Right now I pay Dish $85 a month and I would be willing to pay $65 a month for a much smaller package of only the channels I want.

    Of the 7 or so OTA channels that Dish carries (all SD by the way) here I regularly watch 5.

    Of the true satellite channels I watch FOX News, TNT (Dallas and Falling Skies only), History, ESPN (not nearly as much as I once did - to much bla bla bla too little Sports - where's curling when you need excitement), HGTV and Discovery Channel, SciFi (Merlin only and I refuse to misspell it).

    So I just watch 6-7 satellite channels... HMMMM maybe I don't need satellite TV after all.

    I am constantly thumbing through my 120 channels and finding nothing to watch.

    I'm going to have to reconsider whether it is worth the cost - I could better use my time.
     
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    Wow, you sure have alot of gear for 120 channels!
     
  13. Jul 4, 2012 #1233 of 1922
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    The four ABC/Disney HD channels were never under contract ... DISH shouldn't have been carrying them in the first place (or so the court says). The channels themselves remain on DISH, just not in HD.

    One hears a lot more about disputes than resolutions. Other providers lose channels as well ... sometimes temporary, sometimes forever (DirecTV lost Versus for several months and G4 "forever"). DISH has lost channels that DirecTV will never carry - so I suppose it all works out even.
     
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    Just trying to get a total. No need to be defensive.
     
  15. Jul 4, 2012 #1235 of 1922
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    So far, I have the following:

    1. ESPNews
    2. Disney Channel HD
    3. Disney XD HD
    4. ABC Family HD
    5. MSG
    6. MSG+
    7. SportsNet New York
    8. AMC HD
    9. WEtv HD
    10. IFC HD

    What am I missing?
     
  16. Jul 4, 2012 #1236 of 1922
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    WE and IFC were never carried in HD. ESPNews remains carried by DISH.

    The channels you are missing should be obvious in a thread about AMC. :)
    (Hint: DirecTV never carried them, and never will.)
     
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    I think it is the epidemic that has helped ruin nearly every Nation and is called GREED! The simple fact is far too many people these days feel they are entitled to something even if they are not. It should become very apparent to DISH in short order that more people are standing with their hands out then every watch the damn channel.

    As has been stated previously, it has to with a person’s character.
     
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    Well, it is true that Dish dumped all 15 of the Voom channels, MSG, and the 4 AMC Neworks channels ... oh, wait ... actually these were all owned by billionaire Charles Dolan.

    Listing the Disney-owned channels separately that are carried, just not in HD.

    Golly gee, that's a lot of channels, but two owners. There may be a pattern here. :beatdeadhorse:

    Yes there are other cable channels over the years that were replaced by equally unwatched cable channels.
     
  19. Jul 4, 2012 #1239 of 1922
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    What does this have to do with DirecTV? Wrong part of the forum for that.

    1. ESPNews HD
    2. Disney Channel HD
    3. Disney XD HD
    4. ABC Family HD
    5. MSG SD/HD
    6. MSG+ SD/HD
    7. SportsNet New York SD/HD
    8. AMC SD/HD
    9. WEtv SD
    10. IFC SD
    11. Sundance SD

    Is that it? Just talking about the more recent deals Dish has failed to come to terms on. (not VOOM)
     
  20. Jul 4, 2012 #1240 of 1922
    James Long

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    What do other channels DISH has decided to live without have to do with AMC? (Although it is interesting to see how many of those channels are related to AMC.) It seems to be a hint at the stereotypical argument usually posted elsewhere about DISH constantly losing channels. Considering the short list of channels "lost" that argument has lost it's legs.

    Channel lineups change ... it is just part of doing business.
     
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