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Fox lets Dish viewers see recent shows online earlier

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by rasheed, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. rasheed

    rasheed Godfather

    Sep 12, 2005
    Thinking how contentious the Fox/Dish deal was in recent past (complete with status updates to the FCC), it looks like Fox/Dish are banding together to try and improve value to its customers. I think this was an issue brought up during negotation (especially with the O and O stations that wanted monthly fees for transmission).

    Fox online shows will be available the next day for Dish subscribers, but delayed for everyone else. They likely will include other content distibutors as they make these deals.



  2. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    That's interesting.

    Hmmm. I couldn't read the whole WSJ article because it too is behind a paywall. Oh that's right, Rupert Murdoch owns it as well as Fox.:rolleyes:
  3. Slamminc11

    Slamminc11 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005
    I bet if you try and watch, they will tap your phone!
  4. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
  5. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I don't watch FOX, FX ETC. I avoid them.
  6. Klatu

    Klatu Cool Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I try to watch most of the news channels periodically to get all the information possible so I can make an informed decision on anything important.

    Decipher that. :grin:
  7. kenglish

    kenglish Icon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    What they are really attempting to do is use the "TV Anywhere" model to make people all switch to Pay TV, and stem the tide of "Cord Cutting" (leaving Pay TV for OTA and internet, etc). That will make it easier to say that "virtually no one watches over-the-air", and thus justify taking away the TV Broadcast channels for Spectrum Auctions.
    This will pay for about one-quarter of one-percent of the National Debt, buy some poorly made radios for Police and Firefighters to use on unreliable digital radio systems (the new law will be announced on the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 bombings), and make for some nice ("warm-n-fuzzy") Photo-Op's for some Congressmen.
    It will also lead to sky-rocketing prices for cable and Satellite TV, new and higher taxes and fees on your bills, and probably tick-off a lot of AARP members who rely on free TV.
    But, let's just "deal with it", so no one calls us "Anti-American".
  8. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    In addition to paying for the privelege of providing a signal to all of the DMA of local affiliates who won't make the needed investment in their own broadcast capability, Dish is the first to step up and pay extra to let their subscribers view the content on-line without the week delay added for non-payers.

    It's a way to keep pay-TV "necessary."

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