Dish Retrans Dispute with Fox over 50% Hike (Closed Thread)

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  1. James Long

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    Got any real world experience in the US marketplace? If not, good luck convincing any major players to give it a real world try.
     
  2. Greg Bimson

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    IF that actually happens on a mass front, then there is a slim possibility. Until then, there isn't, because "Capitalism and the free market" have had 85 percent of the general public paying for packages of programming.

    I'll say it...

    Dish Network has the right idea if they are trying to head in that direction. But as I said before, it will not work until they no longer package their channels. And that would take a few years to reap the rewards, while subscribers that miss their programming could leave in droves.
     
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    You are right when you say that Fox would not want an a la carte outcome. However, it is the responsibility of the viewers, the carriers, and the government to push the world toward an a la carte outcome. Let Fox stations go dark across all the carriers until they see the light. Otherwise there is literally no stopping the rate increases until the entire cable/satellite industry implodes upon itself.

    Charlie has left some examples of horrible management and decisions in his past. One only has to think of the distant networks lawsuit to see a series of horrible and short-sighted decisions. However, in this instance with Fox, Charlie is handling it right, at least from what I can see on the outside.
     
  4. demsd

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    Then Rupert Murdock would have to find another way to fill his pockets.
     
  5. SayWhat?

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    Any word from the table in NY today yet?
     
  6. James Long

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    Bundled music subscriptions are becoming more popular. Instead of buying a song for $1 or more and owning it "forever" people can subscribe to a play as many songs as you like service. The opposite of a la carte.
     
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    That's because 85% of the general public are naive. They believe what the talking heads want them to believe and do not have the tenacity to expect to get what they want to pay for.
     
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    I don't pay for bundled music, nor would I. There is no value in that for me. I know what I want as a consumer. As a small business owner, I also know what consumers in my industry want. If I can't provide it to them at the price they want to pay... they move along.
     
  9. James Long

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    He doesn't need another way. He has one that works just fine. Offer "must have" content and charge as many people (not just viewers) for it as they can. If someone doesn't go along he just mounts a massive smear campaign planned far in advance of the contract expiration to try to put the company out of business.

    Sounds like an episode of the Sopranos. Pay the protection or we'll ice you.
     
  10. HobbyTalk

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    I wonder. Which is a more attractive package?

    2 HBO channels for $5.00 each per month ($10.00 total) that repeats programming once per month. The viewer would have a choice between two channels at any one time. Few repeats in any one month but if they miss a program they have to wait until next month to see it.

    12 HBO channels for $1.00 each per month ($12.00 total) that repeats programming every 5 days. The viewer would have a choice to watch any of a dozen channels at any one time. Lots of repeats but if they miss a program they could watch it 5 days later.
     
  11. James Long

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    OK ... we're way off track (again).

    Let's take a breather. This thread is on hold for a few hours. When it returns we'll see if it can be about the topic of the thread.

    DISH vs Fox

    That is what is important here.

    In the meantime, if something happens in the actual dispute between DISH and Fox we'll let you know.
     
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