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DISH Fires Up Its News and Political Programming With Glenn Beck's TheBlaze

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Sep 14, 2012 #81 of 127
    Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    I watched Rush's TV show. It was not carried on many stations and those that did for the most part carried it at 2 AM (in fact the only station to give him a decent time slot was WNWO in Toledo, OH). I had to use my VCR to time shift his show which was carried on WKYC in Cleveland.

    Rush was not a dud on TV, he just tried TV too soon, before there were cable channels that would have carried his show. His show was in the early 90's. That was before FOX News (only CNN at the time who would not have ever considered running his show). There were only around 36 channels on cable at the time. It also was before DVR's, all there was was VCR's. His "affiliates" were OTA stations scattered in various markets (i.e. no nationwide exposure, you had to live in one of the cities that had a station that carried his show). The internet was in it's infancy at the time too.
  2. Sep 14, 2012 #82 of 127

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Rush may very well been ahead of the times when he was on TV, but all his physical quirks and movement, while loved by those that are 'rushies', weren't appreciated by anyone else.

    I'd say that if Rush were to try to come back to TV again, the end result would be the same.
  3. Sep 14, 2012 #83 of 127

    david_jr Godfather

    Dec 10, 2006
    GB promotes founding principles and believes that our government is spending us into bankruptcy toward an eventuality like what is happening in Europe. What part of that is hateful?
  4. Sep 15, 2012 #84 of 127

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    I'm a extreme centrist, but I loved watching GB. To me, it was like watching a bad TeleEvangelist - tons of drama, bad acting, tears, and passion. And I LOVED that chalkboard!

    To me, it was as funny as the news parodies on Comedy Central. Yes, it was very entertaining to me. Granted, some of his views were beyond crazy to me, but that's fine - it's a free country.

    As a former "morning zoo" type DJ, he gets the entertainment aspect of his job, and he sure does play it well.
  5. Sep 15, 2012 #85 of 127

    olds403 Godfather

    Nov 20, 2007
    I have to disagree, the SD looks like crap on my 60" tv. Where is the HD if it is available in HD?
  6. Sep 15, 2012 #86 of 127

    pjazz Cool Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    They almost are litterally. All of a sudden this channel popped up on my guide personal favorite list this stinks of a political advertisement and one more reason why I'm thinking of dumping dish.
  7. Sep 15, 2012 #87 of 127

    kenglish Icon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    I LOVE that station. :)
  8. Sep 15, 2012 #88 of 127

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    I noticed that too, it showed up in my Favs....unannounced, but I could don't care. GB is an interesting sideshow attraction for me...occasionally.
  9. Sep 15, 2012 #89 of 127

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    What was on 212 before? Maybe you had it in your favorites list when it was something else.
  10. Sep 15, 2012 #90 of 127

    Jaspear Godfather

    May 16, 2004
    When I put it up side by side in PIP with another SD Channel (as example "Current") it clearly looks better to me. My guess is Beck's Mercury Arts is providing it in HD and Dish is doing the down convert.
  11. Sep 15, 2012 #91 of 127
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    212 was NASA TV until a few weeks ago. I did not have 212 show up on my favorites lists that would not have included NASA TV but on a previous receiver new channels would occasionally show up on favorites lists. I always assumed that it was so people saw the new channels and could delete them if they wanted instead of missing a channel addition.

    BTW: NASA TV was moved to channel 286, next to the DISH Earth channel.
  12. Sep 15, 2012 #92 of 127

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Which is a much more likely reason than some conservative propaganda.

    Nobody forced you to watch it. Juts remove it. Tempest in a Teacup.
  13. Sep 16, 2012 #93 of 127

    festivus Legend

    Nov 9, 2008
    But no local CBS in Columbus and no Big Ten Network. And no AMC. Seriously considering dropping Dish even though I mostly side with them in their negotiations. At some point I just need the damn channels.
  14. Sep 17, 2012 #94 of 127

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004


  15. Sep 17, 2012 #95 of 127

    fudpucker Godfather

    Jul 23, 2007
    NW Iowa
    I thought Dish was trying to keep my costs down? I lose award winning high quality tv shows on AMC, lose our Big Ten channel, and I get the Glenn Beck channel?
  16. Sep 17, 2012 #96 of 127
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    One has nothing to do with the other. Beck is here because he and Dish agreed on a price... AMC and Big Ten are gone because they did not agree on a price.

    No more, no less. Don't try to make something where there isn't something.
  17. Sep 17, 2012 #97 of 127
    Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    AMEN! The Blase is in AT 250 so after the free preview 212 will go away for all those who don't want the network. Also for those who do want the channel but not the rest of the AT250 pack The Blase will be alacarte. The political networks the Blase-haters want are all in lower priced packs so there is no room to complain. This is a win-win situation.
  18. Sep 18, 2012 #98 of 127

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Keeping this politically neutral - Dish *is* keeping your costs down. I *guarantee* you that Glenn Beck is seeing less per subscriber than AMC is asking for.

    Like I said, I may not like his politics, but I respect his business acumen. He's doing what's necessary to grow his business.
  19. Sep 18, 2012 #99 of 127

    fudpucker Godfather

    Jul 23, 2007
    NW Iowa
    All I'm saying is that, for the same monthly fee I was paying about a month ago, I have lost two channels that I valued quite a bit and picked up one I wouldn't watch if they paid ME .70c a month. Just frustration.
  20. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Our power over channel choosing is either suggestion and/or exit, meanwhile Dish ALWAYS has the final say -"take it or leave".

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