Dumped Dish After 19 Years.

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by R DAVIS, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Don M

    Don M Legend

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    Thanks. I will check it out.
     
  2. R DAVIS

    R DAVIS Cool Member

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    Fox Sports RSNs are available on You Tube TV, Hulu, and maybe one other provider. They were previously available on Sling TV, (owned by Dish) but that ended with Charlie Ergans fight with Fox, and previously available on Fubo, but not there now due to their own pricing dispute with Fox. If they come back to Fubo, be aware that oddly enough, Fubo does not carry the ESPN channels.
     
  3. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

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    I just signed up with DISH (after 22 years with DirecTV), and I was very disappointed to learn that my RSNs aren't carried. It's one thing to drop a channel, but all their promo information suggested that RSNs were included. If they NEVER carry RSNs again, I have a really strong case for false advertising. The cost for streaming alternatives are prohibitive on top of DISH.

    If I don't have my FOX RSN by the time MLB rolls around, I probably won't be a DISH subscriber anymore.
     
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  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    What is totally opposite the tread topic :(
     
  5. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

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    It's opposite the title, but the OP was about the RSN dispute. So, you can see that my reply was very much on-topic.
     
  6. Tiny

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    Being a Comcast internet customer only I’ll never be able to stream any service because of the data cap on my service they stick you with a big bill when u go over data limits
     
  7. scooper

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    That sucks about the data limits. Especially since they are so artificial in what the ISP's claim they do...
     
  8. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I have Comcast. I have a 1 TB limit per month. If I go over there is an additional charge, but Comcast offers free overage months and also offers unlimited (no cap) service. I suppose each person's definition of "big" varies, but 1 TB is a lot of streaming and the overage cost can be managed.
     
  9. Don M

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    I am very upset about the loss of the FOX RSNs. I have looked at the services that still have them, but I agree the cost for streaming them is prohibitive. Currently DISH is no carrying the local FOX station, but I can get it OTA. I just hope DISH doesn't continue to lose channels.
     
  10. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Same here.

    Two of us at home, three PC's, ROKU, Apple TV and TiVO's. I also do a lot of music streaming with a Bose soundbar and Amazon Echo's.
    24 devices on my network. We do a lot of streaming.

    I don't think I have ever exceeded 250GB a month on Comcast.
     
  11. lparsons21

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    I’m the only one at my house and I exceed 1TB every month. Primarily because I watch a lot of daytime shows and more often than not, they are from streaming since I can pick which rerun show or other instead of the same-old reruns and episodes that infest channels during the day.


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  12. DavidP

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    Just notified them of the same- their execs are obviously idiots who don't care about their customer base-- in a city of 7 Millions DISH would not carry one sports team...who makes these decisions? Execs at ZBlockbuster/Sears/KMart and a whole host of formerly relevant companies- that's who. Loved them for 20 years but I am not waiting any more and work now is they will not carry and RSN's -- just be honest and tell people so we can move on
     
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  13. scooper

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    You got this wrong - Sinclair (the new owners of the Sports Networks) wanted a price point Dish was unwilling to pay. Since I never watched them - I don't give a crap one way or the other. YMMV.
     
  14. DavidP

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    that it still works is great -- for you..... for people who watch a fair amount of sports -- it will not work and their base will drop significantly.. DISH chooses whether to pay the price and pass it along-- or not pay the price and not carry....they have to live with the consequences
     
  15. NYDutch

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    It's quite possible that Dish has weighed the cost of the anticipated subscriber losses and found it to be less than the increased costs demanded by Sinclair. I suspect they followed the same process with HBO...
     
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  16. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    As I have said many times before. The sports channels should be in a a separate package or packages and whatever the channel wants, Dish can pay, just increase the bills to the people who demand sports.
     
  17. Rosthol

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    Why do sports channels get criticized.

    I bet I get other channels that I don't watch but still have to pay for them right?

    Shouldn't those channels be in a separate package?
     
  18. DavidP

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    agree
     
  19. DavidP

    DavidP New Member

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    yes it is, more power to them but just be honest with you customers-- not this we're negotiating for 'you' crap..--however if they did so without surveying their base to understand the repercussions - pretty lousy decision making. I don't know a single DISH customer who received even a simple survey -
     
  20. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Sports channels get the attention because they are more expensive. $2 to $10 each instead of 20c to $1. Sure, 20c for a channel you don't want is still a charge ... but $2.40 per year isn't as big of an impact as $120 per year.

    Unfortunately selling the channels to only the customers who want them is out of DISH's hands. Sinclair and other providers refuse to sell their core content "a la carte". They want paid for millions of subscribers, whether they watch or not, instead of the subscribers who actually want their content.
     
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