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Fox / Newscorp channels possibly suspended Nov. 1/Now resolved

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Pepe Sylvia, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Oct 28, 2011 #901 of 1258
    djzack67

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  2. Oct 28, 2011 #902 of 1258
    camo

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    Plus: We the subscribers lose our channels for a period of time thus become double losers in the end...Feels good doesn't it... Heads-up everyone Walgreen's has a Vaseline on sale.
     
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    djzack67

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    Guess I better download some FX programming this weekend
     
  4. Oct 28, 2011 #904 of 1258
    CBMC

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    In the end it is a lose-lose for the customers. Rates will go up and channels will be pulled.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2011 #905 of 1258
    Huskie_2009

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    So Tom. You don't think it is possible that DirecTv might have gotten a lower rate than the other providers for these Fox channels in the now expired contract?

    I thought my scenario was plausible. Could explain the double talk we're hearing. If they did get the reduced rate before because of previous ownership/partnership/whatever, do you think they should continue to get the same reduced rate if that is no longer the case?

    I know I would not expect an employee discount for a place I no longer work at :D
     
  6. Oct 28, 2011 #906 of 1258
    Stuart Sweet

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    I don't know if there was any sort of "synergy discount" before. But if there was, good for them. At this point though, it's up to both parties to negotiate in good faith to find an equitable deal.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2011 #907 of 1258
    Sysyphus

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    BUt over 4 years the 10% a year plan costs (1.1+1.21+1.33+1.46 = 5.1)

    40% now for the next four years would cost (1.4 * 4 = 5.6) - 10% more
     
  8. Oct 28, 2011 #908 of 1258
    tivoboy

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    Yeah. I'll leave if the cancel fox and speed and natgeo.. After nearly 18 years with directv.
     
  9. Oct 28, 2011 #909 of 1258
    xmguy

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    Looks like i'll be getting Border Wars off the net now. For the time being. Now if they drop fox locals too. I'll be really upset.
     
  10. Oct 28, 2011 #910 of 1258
    n3vino

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    Leon...
    Direct TV pays the broadcasters, we pay direct tv for the privilage of watching the broadcaster commercials, which generate them money. Then there are the infomercials. So the broadcasters go ching ching with the left hand and the right hand.

    But we gladly pay if because we don't want to lose our favorite channels and/or shows and that's what Fox is counting on. So don't blame Fox or Direct TV. We can blame ourselves.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2011 #911 of 1258
    riprecked

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    Dear Fox. Sure, I'll be dropping DirecTV so that I can watch your channels on ComCrap.

    (Not)
     
  12. Oct 28, 2011 #912 of 1258
    Tom Robertson

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    Could DIRECTV get a slightly lower rate? Sure, I can believe that.

    A rate that is 40% lower than Charlie Ergan would get for Dish? Not in this reality. :)

    I'm thinking maybe a half a percent. A few pennies.

    On the other hand, I could also both Dish and DIRECTV getting most favored nation status so they can't be lower than the other.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  13. Oct 28, 2011 #913 of 1258
    inkahauts

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    They may not be blind, but they are all that hungry for more money, so they will ask!
     
  14. Oct 29, 2011 #914 of 1258
    tulanejosh

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    i really wish they'd fire Derek Chang. maybe he can go work at newcorp too. Just read this story in the LA Times talking about how its not just the cost - they don't want to have to carry some of these channels at all. I'm not interested in Directv cutting my channel offering. It's one thing to get dropped temporarily due to a contract dispute - even if its an extended dispute - quite another for them to willfully attempt to reduce my channel offering. it matters not to that "no one watches them". I have the opportunity to watch them if i want, and that's what's important to me. The opportunity. It's why i pay for Premier - despite watching maybe 20% of the channels with any regularity.
     
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    georule

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    Oh, maybe Fox was subsidizing D* when they owned a chunk. I doubt it tho. Parent companies are notorious for raiding subsidiaries to make their own books look better, so it could just as easily been the other way around.

    As a minority participant it'd be less likely for Fox to be incentivized to subsidize their other partners in D*, and less likely their other partners would let Fox rape D* to improve their own books.
     
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    georule

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    Tom, if gasoline is $5.60 all over town, are you going to boycott the purchase of all gasoline until the price goes back to what it was before?
     
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    Wow, so they want to drop 3 more channels? :nono2:
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    This is rich. DTV wants a la carte! They want to prevent Fox from including certain channels on the agreement "a practice known as bundling". Exactly the same thing they are doing to their customers.
     
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    I never thought I’d be grateful to Comcast but, in the event Fox channels are dropped Tuesday, I’ll be able to see most of them in HD, along with much HD programming not furnished by DirecTV. I nevertheless will be irritated greatly by a truncated Sports Pack offering (and will call DirecTV to request a rebate), especially if it impacts HD availability on CI.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2011 #920 of 1258
    Casey21

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    I apologize if this was already mentioned as I read thru several pages in this very long thread I didn't see specific mention.
    American Horror Story (of which I'm a big fan) can be seen for free via computer on Hulu - currently not availalbe via tv or mobile just computer. You can also purchase HD episodes thru Amazon instant video and watch on various devices such as Roku. I'm happy I can still get it but extremely pissed if I'm forced to purchase episodes of which I was currently getting thru my DTV subscription. If this is just a public ploy to garner sympathy for either side as some suggest it still suks to put the customer thru this nonsense everytime a contract is up.
     

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