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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by trido, Jan 1, 2007.
Good use of two posts. lol
Thanks... I prefer to read more than talk...
Last time I checked, CourtTV was still showing live court cases.
And, why would DISH just drop court TV without the rest of the Time Warner/Turner nets? (CourtTV was recently sold to Time Warner/Turner)
If nothing else mattered (read Sunday Ticket) I would be willing to say that the first provider who drops G4TV will get my business in my new place when I move in the next ~3 months
We do not.
Never missed it. don't care, useless waste of bandwidth... And of course this isn't the only channel i would give this classification.. You can always find someone who will miss it, but I hardly think Court TV, which rarely showed court room drama of any kind near as I can tell, won't missed here...
If they were just purchased they were probably not in the blanket Time Warner/Turner contract. I suspect Court Tv will be a bargaining point the next time renewal discussions come up with TW/T.
It appears the Time-Warner angle is important to Dish:
"For its part, Echostar says it continues to negotiate but that Turner was asking too much and that it was only looking out for the best interests of its customers, which it said it must protect "from unreasonable demands," according to senior VP, programming for DISH Network, Eric Sahl. "It is not fair to ask our customers to pay a DBS premium for a channel owned by the second largest cable operator, Time Warner," said Sahl in a statement."
I am personally glad that E* fights hard on companies that want to try raise rates! They are fighting to keep my rate down so I am all for it. Thanks E*!
Well... they are fighting to keep their profits and market share up and indirectly our rates under control anyway.
I just called the Dish call center and they said that Court TV and dish network are currently in talks to bring the channel back!
LOL, yeah well that "negotiation" has been going on for a few months now.
I doubt the Court TV will be missed much in my household. Where my parents live, my dad watches it on occasion, but likes History and Nat’l. Geographic more. My mom will not mind. She really likes the Lifetime channels and the DIY / HGTV stuff and watches those channels mostly.
Speaking of Lifetime, wasn’t it around this time last year that E* had their dispute with them?
I loved TechTV. I am a big computer buff, so I enjoyed watching Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton on “The Screen Savers,” and Laporte and all on “Call for Help.” They had good, one of a kind programs that you don’t see anywhere else. Then, G4 swallowed the channel. Out goes the computer related stuff and in comes mostly video game programming. I play one video game on a regular basis, and it is from 1997 and runs under MS-DOS, so I am out of their target audience. Since the switch, I have tuned in to the channel maybe 4 or 5 times. Speaking for myself only, I couldn’t care less if it goes away.
Andrew, if you like the old ZDTV stuff, check out Leo's podcasts, he does about a dozen of them now as part of his TWIT Network. Pat has a few podcasts as well, Jim Lauderback does one called What's New Now which is very similar to the old Fresh Gear he did with Sumi Das. These guys are doing some great stuff, and they are a lot more 'free' since they basically are their own boss.
I support Charlie 100% in this effort.Even though I have a different provider the cost of DISH programming is reflected in the programming that I buy.So I will just say"Go get 'um Charlie we're with you"!.
I watch G4 for Attack of the Show. Used to watch more of that channel back when it was TechTV or even G4Tech TV.
We can see why. lol
An interesting thought. I wouldn't miss it since I have probably put in a about 30 minutes there since the change. But, you have to realize that G4 will never go away because Echostar is a minority investor in the channel. It is in their interest to keep it on.
Way to go dish!! I could care less but my wife loves court tv and she certainly influences what we subscribe to. I can tell you that she is going to have me look into what it costs to switch to direct tv. C'mon dish, Direct is about to launch 2 more satellites and are planning to offer several new HD channels so don't you want to keep the subs you have?
ME neither, never watched it
now, If Dish can get rid of all the Home shopping channels
Spanish Channels (that are not extra Pay for)
that I Have to have
Maybe my bill will go down a bit.......