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

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  1. Sep 30, 2010 #161 of 2032
    jpd31

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    Dish will offer there own local sports channel. They will show reruns of the XFL and American Gladiators. :D
     
  2. Sep 30, 2010 #162 of 2032
    James Long

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    Do that too often and the employer notices ... and the employee gets fired.
    Some here would like to fire DISH. :)

    I expect there will be some credit - but expect it in the form of free access to channels. For example, an SD version of Sony Music Channel or opening up Epix channels for people who lose FX (AT200). If there are replacement channels available DISH often makes substitutions.

    It doesn't help the AEP+Platinum HD subscriber who already pays for everything.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2010 #163 of 2032
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    I realize that, i'm a sports nut too and sports is the biggest reason why I have D*, however the baseball season ends on Sunday, so at the most, you may miss is 3 games (my Royals have been out of since Opening Day and really haven't paid attention since football started) and basketball is still a month away. If FX and FSN goes dark on October 1, i'm willing to bet that they'll be dark for only a few days.

    I went through this same crap when I was on Mediacom. The local Fox affiliate was off of Mediacom for nearly 3 weeks due to a retrans dispute which wasn't settled until days prior to the Super Bowl. Not to mention as a huge Nebraska football fan, I missed a Husker game last fall that was on VERSUS because of the feud that D* & VERSUS was having, so I know what you are going through and the anger that you are having.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 #164 of 2032
    James Long

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    In your home ... but there are those who would prefer the other channels. And yes, I would put those channels on the same level ... among different interest groups.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2010 #165 of 2032
    GrumpyBear

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    Everybody has there favorite channels, not belittling anybody's favorite. I just don't understand, the Dish just needs to pay no matter how much extra Fox wants, mentality.


    Even Direct has played hardball recently, now that NFL Sunday Ticket isn't racking in all the extra money that allows them to just pay what the broadcaster wants. We have seen a rash of this all year, between carriers(Cable, SAT, Telco) and broadcasters. ABC wanted to jack up the price of some of its channels with some cable companies to make up for lost revenue from movies and theme parks. You can blame Charlie all you want you need to put just as much blame on Fox as well, for trying to make up money from one source to cover the loss from somewere else.

    Losing FX sucks, will have to see what they plan on doing with the Mulit-Sports package, you know this is going to be resolved, its just a matter of time. Just glad Dish didn't raise the prices this year 20 times for each new channel they added. Its hard enough to figure things out in Feb, and the change in June. Still don't see how it will effect a baseball/basketball fan, as one season has ended and the other hasn't even started.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2010 #166 of 2032
    MilFan

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    How long have other disputes taken to resolve?
     
  7. Sep 30, 2010 #167 of 2032
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    Perhaps nobody here knows this answer but is Fox asking more from Dish than it asks and gets from D? How about Cox and Comcast?
     
  8. Sep 30, 2010 #168 of 2032
    DodgerKing

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    FYI, the deadline is midnight pacific, not eastern. So those on the east coast will find out by 3:00am at the latest
     
  9. Sep 30, 2010 #169 of 2032
    GrumpyBear

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    I would like to know about that too. Some how it always seems to be Dish being the 1st up for the new agreement.

    As for how long it takes to resolve retrans/renewing fee's. I have seen it fixed the day before, to several days, to weeks, to Months, to never being resolved, see you in court. Considering this is the NFL season, and some my lose thier local Fox station, not just local RSN Fox Sports station, this will be one of those few days to weeks issues. Wont take long to fix, both have lots of money to lose.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 #170 of 2032
    Stewart Vernon

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    I believe it has been everything from 1 day to infinity! I'm pretty sure at least once the channels came back within a day... and then some others (like Smithsonian) are still gone... and some channels (Voom) won't ever be coming back because they essentially were cancelled as a result of their only major carrier (Dish) dropping them.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2010 #171 of 2032
    coldsteel

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    OK, no local channels are affected, just some RSNets, FX and Nat Geo...
     
  12. Sep 30, 2010 #172 of 2032
    lparsons21

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    That's not entirely correct. I believe that the Fox stations that are corporate owned are also on the block. Fortunately for many of us, most of them aren't.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2010 #173 of 2032
    Dave

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    So will FOX take off there news and business channels also?
     
  14. Sep 30, 2010 #174 of 2032
    GrumpyBear

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    Different contracts, so no those wont be going off line.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2010 #175 of 2032
    Slamminc11

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    now that would be a take down I could get behind! :up: :up: :up: :up:
     
  16. Sep 30, 2010 #176 of 2032
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    one can wish
     
  17. Sep 30, 2010 #177 of 2032
    James Long

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    A note from the Uplink Report ...
    DISH mirrored all of the sports channels except those in question to the 9600 range.
    They are "not available" but my hunch is that those that lose their Fox will get these channels during the outage. Those who already have Multi-Sport??? I suppose we'll find out soon enough.
     
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    James Long

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    I would not trust the game finder. It wasn't right last week. There are several channels that it doesn't seem to know about and does not show channels that are out of market (Multi-Sport).
     
  20. Sep 30, 2010 #180 of 2032
    RasputinAXP

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    There's rumblings on the Dish Facebook page that an agreement in principle has been reached regarding FSN and its ilk but that FX/Natgeo are holding the rest up.
     
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