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Echostar/Sirius/Radio Shack Conference Call Summary

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Feb 12, 2004.

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  1. Jacob S

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    Does Dish really pay all that much for those channels anyways to where it would make them take the channels down?
     
  2. Mike Richardson

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    Maybe Sirius will be in AT120 and the stereo Muzak will be in AT180, and they could include the mono in AEP or something? Because a hundred music channels in AT120 is a lot.
     
  3. Mike Richardson

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    What's that have to do with VHS?
     
  4. Jacob S

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    And because 100 or so audio channels in a package like AT120 is a lot that would be a reason to put them there, to make the package more compelling. In the future I can see them making another name change to the package with another rate increase and people blaming the addition of those channels for that rate increase even though it is not the cause.
     
  5. Chris Freeland

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    :lol: I am afraid I agree with you :lol: . I do think it will be a year away though before we have another price and name change though. I also agree adding Sirius adds value to AT120 and above.
     
  6. keng52

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    When should we expect to see Sirius on the channel guide !
     
  7. TBarclay

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    It's supposed to coming in the late Spring.
     
  8. Mike D-CO5

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    So March 21 starts spring and June 21 starts summer , so anywhere in between March and June the sirus radio channels should be loaded. ;)
     
  9. NoMoRumours

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    When is the launch date? I am not familiar with Sirius, do they censor the music like Muzak does now?
     
  10. Steve Mehs

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    Launch date has not been specified, for the most part Sirius is uncensored. Some streams in the pop section play radio edits since it's assumed younger listeners listen to those streams, but all dedicated rock and urban streams are uncut.
     
  11. Jacob S

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    They would probably wait until next year when ALL the packages will go up in price by $1-3 to change the name of the packages so that they would have something to show for it.

    I think it is good to have some radio edits for young listeners because parents would like that.
     
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    If parents want to censor their children, they have the password option. I don 't think they should censor the feed. Just my opinion.
     
  13. Darkman_

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    I agree...

    (as a Guest currently.. cuz not at Home)
     
  14. BobMurdoch

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    Hmm. Interesting problem here? Are they going to have a parental control for the uncut channels? I can just see the SO giving me grief if the 10 year old puts music on by the pool and the F bomb gets dropped for the neighbors to hear when a Limp Biskit song gets put on.
     
  15. Richard King

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    I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the package delivered to be similar to or the same as the package used for dealer showrooms. That package eliminates the streams where language is a problem in a public setting. For Dish's sake, I strongly hope that this is the case.
     
  16. James Long

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    You caught the typo. :sure:
    "VHS has for all puposes wiped Beta off the map"

    Actually, IMHO, Sony wiped Beta off the map by trying to keep it all to themselves and not licensing the process. JVC licensed VHS and the technically inferior product beat the better product.

    What does VHS have to do with this thread? Just a reminder that the better product is a matter of opinion. Beta is a better product if you are looking at the specifications. VHS is a better product if you are looking at units sold.

    BTW: The current DishCD music is a better product than DirecTV's because they transmit at a better bit rate. But the content of those channels is still Musak. Glad to see some Sirius music coming.

    JL
     
  17. speedy882001

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    Yeh... but this is only for new subs. Doesn't help me. I already have it.
     
  18. newsub

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    I don't hate the channels i hate the content of the dish cd channels. Like I said before they need to rename them. Like may the Hot hits channel the remix channel instead cause that's all they play is remixes.
     
  19. Steve Mehs

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    For blocking channels I suppose you could either block the specific channels, or maybe E* will put the NR/AO rating on some of the rock and urban streams. DirecTV gives a the TVMA rating to Rap, Metal, Alt and Progressive (why prog. rock, I have no idea) so those with lock and limits enabled can just select TVMA and those channels will be blocked.
     
  20. newsub

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    It's not DirecTV it's Music Choice that does this. I think they supply the ratings to their customers (cable and directv) so that people who don't want their kids to hear Eminem to tell their kids "to go F**K themselves" they can prevent their kids from listening to the station without the proper codes. Sirius would have to do the same for dish network.
     
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