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

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

  1. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    I completely agree on locals. They live and die on their advertising (especially local news.)

    Cable channels on the other hand need the income from cable transmission fees to live. There is no way ESPN could bring the programming they do without transmission fees.

  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    OK, Ill give you ESPN, and the like (live programming). But channels like FX, Nat Geo, etc...the ones with advertising up the wazoo...I sure dont see why DirecTv pays for those. Advertising supported the national networks before cable TV, and it hasnt dropped the amount shown per hour in the "cable" age. And the networks back then had to support or subsidize all those OTA transmitters, local stations, employees, etc. What expense does a cable channel have besides the content, and a satellite uplink? That should MORE than be covered by the adverts.
  3. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    So do we get a $5 increase in February or the usual $3?
  4. cjrleimer

    cjrleimer Godfather

    Nov 16, 2004
    True, but if this meant losing the channels it would of been bad as FX and FSN probably get alot more ratings then G4 and we would of had alot of angry sports fans especially in FSN country.
  5. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    Make sure you hit that 30SKIP a few times during that rant.
  6. cmasia

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Yes, it's great all FOX cable networks stay...


    Have both parties finally figured out how to position Fox Soccer, FS+ and FS+HD?

    I've begrudgingly paid for FS+, but let's hope this new agreement realizes the stupidity of a $15 part time HD channel.

    I'm not optimistic, but....
  7. Araxen

    Araxen Icon

    Dec 18, 2005
    Sadly, you are part of the problem because you are paying them $15 a month. I refuse too. The less that pay for that channel the likely hood of them having to come up with a different way to pay for that channel increases.
  8. Boobie1998

    Boobie1998 AllStar

    Oct 6, 2007
    Thank you both to directv and fox. Now I can continue watching "American horror stories"
  9. Nov 1, 2011 #1129 of 1258

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    So on Wednesday maybe Sixto will see test channels for Fox Movie Channel HD and Nat Geo Wild HD. ;)
  10. Nov 1, 2011 #1130 of 1258

    la24philly Hall Of Fame

    Mar 8, 2010

    There is a thread already about it, but CSN Philadelphia on Directv, which Im hoping for.
  11. Nov 1, 2011 #1131 of 1258

    Jeffro AllStar

    Dec 23, 2006
    So let me get this straight. DirecTV now has just one contract covering ALL Fox channels? Not three like I first understood? That being the orginal disputed contract. Then the Local Fox Channels (second contract.) And the Fox News, Fox Business, and Nat Geo Wild Channels (third contract.)
  12. Nov 1, 2011 #1132 of 1258

    camo Godfather

    Apr 15, 2010
    Yep looks like they are bundled into 1 contract. Hope Nat Geo WILD will go HD now. Love that channel.

    "Fox Networks and DIRECTV have reached an agreement for DIRECTV to continue carrying all Fox Networks (including FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, SPEED, FUEL TV, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes), Fox’s regional sports networks, Fox Broadcasting (FOX), the FOX local stations, Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. We both know the past ten days have been challenging, but we’re pleased that both sides could eventually come together to ensure our viewers continue to enjoy Fox programming."
  13. Nov 1, 2011 #1133 of 1258

    calgary2800 Godfather

    Aug 26, 2006
    Most unique show I've seen in years, every Wednesday its a treat.
  14. Nov 1, 2011 #1134 of 1258

    Sysyphus AllStar

    Nov 27, 2007
    I take your point but there are still a few games on there each month that I would miss more than I miss that $15, so even though I kind of object it still gives me something I want for a price that I don't find ridiculous.
  15. Nov 1, 2011 #1135 of 1258

    Boobie1998 AllStar

    Oct 6, 2007
    Yes, at first I was thinking am I going to like it but as I kept watching the pilot I said yup.
  16. Nov 1, 2011 #1136 of 1258

    Iceman0803 Cool Member

    Aug 31, 2011
    I've only been a D* subscriber for a few months (switched over from Cox Communications) so I'm still new to all of this. Are carriage disputes frequent and always this dramatic with Sat carriers, or is it just that they're more public with the process? I was with Cox for years and never heard of any disputes between them and content providers (not saying they didn't happen, I was just never aware of them.) Just curious.
  17. Nov 1, 2011 #1137 of 1258
    Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    I wish. FMC HD would have been nice too. The whole "dispute" was just a ruse to get a better deal IMO.

    "Monday's deal covers not just the nearly 30 channels in jeopardy for the Nov. 1 deadline, but also Fox News and the Fox broadcast network, which faced upcoming carriage deadlines, according to a DirecTV spokesperson."

    Full article
  18. Nov 1, 2011 #1138 of 1258
    Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Where's that say we're getting NGW HD? All that statement says is we're keeping NGW.
  19. Nov 1, 2011 #1139 of 1258
    Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    A ruse? This was all a put-on?

    All I have for information are the reports issued by the two sides, plus battling television commercials, but it seemed like hard headed negotiations to me.

    Did both sides start with positions that were extreme, only to settle for something that was acceptable? Almost certainly. That's the way these kind of negotiations work.

    But were they a ruse, a put-on, a game? No way. I think both DirecTV and Fox were deadly serious.
  20. Nov 1, 2011 #1140 of 1258
    Coca Cola Kid

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    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Screw that I want 200 channels in 4,320p :D HD

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