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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by DFDureiko, Aug 27, 2012.
thanks for the responses everyone. I guess I was just too simplistic in my thoughts. you entered into a contract, for say 50 bucks a month, for 75 channels, then 20 of them are dropped......now your not getting what you contracted for or what are paying for. in other words you picked package A when you went into your contract for THOSE CHANNELS. Have not read the contract, but I believe it's more than likely one sided...
But back to another question, why are things so bad this year with channels getting dropped? It seems worse than ever.
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Edited to add: They dropped the AMC nets. Fox isn't going away. Big Ten may go away for a while. Really, that's all that's happened this year.
That's it. You are contracting to pay them money. Ultimately, they don't have to do much of anything on their end. This is a typical contract when one side has significantly more bargaining power. Dish has a lot of power. The customer has none.
The US government, for example, if it purchased Dish services for all its facilities--White House, Congressional offices, Dept of Justice, FBI, all federal prisons, housing projects, all offices in all federal buildings, federal courts, etc.--could negotiate a more equitable contract. And it could push back against the dropping of channels.
It has been and the answer is these networks all believe their channel and programming should be priced the same as the most viewed channels are getting even though their viewership is low.Because their viewership ratings are low DISH believes they are wanting too much and their requests for a price increase is excessive.