Echostar/Sirius/Radio Shack Conference Call Summary

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

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  1. Richard King

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    Actually, I think (not sure) that existing monthly customers can get the same deal by paying a year in advance. I signed a customer up last week. He called in today and signed up for the promo and got it. Give it a try, it might work.
     
  2. Steve Mehs

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    Thanks Newsub, I didn't realize that. I've been listening to the Progressive Rock channel since I made my previous post in this thread. 90 minutes and not one ounce of profanity, not even the words hell or crap. TVMA rating, go figure. The channel is actually not too bad, not exactly my favorite sub genre of rock, but I can see my self listening to this and Music Lab on XM every once in a while. :)
     
  3. reddice

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    I hate profanity in music or in anything else, I think it degrades the song and pollutes people who listen to it, no offense to anyone. I think the MA locks that they put don't really work because XM marks their bad channels with a xL (I delete those channels) however there are channels which slip with bad lanuage like The 90's channel and Cinimagic and they don't have a xL. It is not freqent once in while but still noticeable. Sirius does not even mark their channels so you don't know what to expect.
     
  4. Steve Mehs

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    On the opposite end, the majority of the channels on XM I listen to are the xL ones, Liquid Metal, Squizz, Ethel, Fungus, XM Comedy and Playboy Radio. Bone Yard and Lucy are the only two channels that aren’t xL that I listen to on a regular basis. Bone Yard used to have the tag, until Squizz came along.

    The xL denotes channels with frequent explicit language. Other channels may have profanity, but the ones with the xL denotation tend to have much more then others and use the 7 *deadly* words more often. I’m guessing The 90s and Cinemagic don’t have much profanity, but as I said above I only listen to a few select channels on XM, (I’m not very open minded when it comes to music :D) so I don’t know for sure, but I would imagine so.
     
  5. donm

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    I'm a big fan of old time classic radio. I have checked into both XM and Sirius and they both have channels for classic old time radio. I have been thinking of getting one of these services for the home and if Dish carries this it would be great I would save the money. Will they carry all Sirius channels except NFL audio and some pay channels (playboy etc.)?
     
  6. kelliot

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    Sounds like December then.
     
  7. newsub

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    My thinking is it will be like sirius is on the internet. If it is like that you can listen to any sirius channel (yes even the sports play-by-play ones) for free. What does everyone else think? I am listening to sirius right now online.
     
  8. NoMoRumours

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    Why? This is 2004, throw some technology at it and let the parents set the lock. Should I get punished because we have to protect the children?
     
  9. NoMoRumours

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    If they beep it how do you REALLY know what is being said? Censorship sucks.
     
  10. sirius_rich

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    True.
     
  11. Chris Blount

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  12. BobMurdoch

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    New York and LA to start.... another 18 markets to follow (I guess XM scared the bejesus out of them).

    I'm guessing they sign Opie and Anthony to start in June, as they need something to get some marketing traction against XM (which has Clear Channel backing and ownership and might NOT be attractive to those sick of FCC meddling in free speech issues.)
     
  13. Un-man

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    i disagree i think this is all a smokescreen to drive shock jocks to pay radio..which means mega bucks for clear channel
     
  14. BobMurdoch

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    We shall see...... Either way its good for Satellite Radio (I think Kevin Martin's statement that their "decency" reach extends to pay tv and satellite radio will get shot down (would Sex and the City be deemed obscene? The Sopranos?)

    Once they try to put Pay TV or Radio in their sites their support from the center will vanish and only the hardcore right wingers will be in their court (and the left will have another doomsday scenario to weave to motivate their potential voters in November...)
     
  15. Un-man

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    Its not the right wingers that are harassing stern ..this mess started in 92 THE CLINTON REGIEME.. the libs want to stifle political talk..the conservitives only want to make a profit off the shock jocks ..it was the libs that came up with HATE crimes they dont like free speech(unless its from one of their own) Please note hate can be defined a number of diffrent ways depending on your personal prospective for me A crimes a crime PERIOD
     
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    The fines for vulgar talk are increasing in pure numbers and, soon, in price; It's not the "libs" who are in charge of Washington at the moment. You can't blame the left for what's happening in DC anymore; they are not at the helm of this ship at the moment.
     
  17. jegrant

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    What if the satellite radio companies negotiate with the FCC to avoid indecency regulations by offering public interest channel capacity? I would like to see something similar to what's happened with public interest channels on satellite TV.
    Public interest channels should be required to be FTA (or the equivalent) meaning any sat radio, out of the box, would be able to receive the PI channels from the provider for whom it was designed.

    Honestly, I was surprised there was no such allotment in satellite radio right from the beginning.
     
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