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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 21, 2011 #161 of 1258
    JoeTheDragon

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    With NO NBA and the NHL not being that big in most of the areas that FSN covers what does FSN have to lose? Collges games that also show up on MSG/ NESN /ROOT's and CSN?

    I say take a stand and tell ESPN WE WILL DO THE SAME TO YOU AND WE WILL ONLY PUT longhorn in the sport pack like any other RSN or take it as part of a PACK 12 network RSN.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2011 #162 of 1258
    Jeremy W

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    :lol: If DirecTV wants to see an actual mass exodus of customers, including commercial customers, that would be a great move.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 #163 of 1258
    camo

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    Sports that I watch are more effected by Fox channels believe it or not. I could live without ESPN.
    Dbacks, Suns, ASU, UA are all gone if these fox channels are gone. Arizona subscribers will leave in a mass exodus.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 #164 of 1258
    tulanejosh

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    From BusinessWeek:

    “We continue to talk to Fox and we’re not opposed to paying reasonable increases, but 40 percent is certainly out there,” Chang said. “These are challenging economic times. We’re trying to protect our customers.”

    I dont need you to protect me Derek Chang - I need you to provide me with a valuable service that meets basic expectations on programming availability and then allow me to make my own decisions about my programming costs and what my budget can withstand.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 #165 of 1258
    tulanejosh

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    Also...

    Chang said the El Segundo, California-based company “applauds” other pay-TV operators that have taken similar public stands against content providers.

    Wait... didn't you just criticize Belo for taking the same exact Public stance? What's that Derek? You admit you're hypocrite? I certainly agree.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 #166 of 1258
    SPACEMAKER

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    I'd rather lose some networks that I enjoy than being stuck with some crappy provider for any length of time. It's not like I'll die if I miss some TV shows and it's not like I've a shortage of other things to watch. I'd rather see D* stand firm on this than cave to the demands of those divisive criminal scum bags at Newscorp.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 #167 of 1258
    tulanejosh

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    The disconnect for you is that regardless of whether they hold firm or not, you are still going to pay more. Like clock work. All this gets you in the end is a higher price for less content. At one point do we stop allowing ourselves to be fooled by D*'s populist "we're fighting for you statements" and hold THEM accountable. They decry content providers charging more and not offering enough new incremental content to justify their request for fee increases, well right back at you D*. If you take away 25 of my channels - and you ask me to pay more for that privelege....
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 #168 of 1258
    camo

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    It's not just some networks..Many including myself mainly watch sports and that's why we choose directv over dish network. With FoxAZ, and My 45 gone in Arizona it would be a total sports blackout for the region with the exception of NFL. No one that watches sports will stay with Directv if this happens. It's bigger than losing ESPN and all there related channels.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 #169 of 1258
    SPACEMAKER

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    Wait a minute...are you trying to tell me that prices tend to increase over time for certain products and services?:eek2:
     
  10. Oct 21, 2011 #170 of 1258
    sigma1914

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    See: any ala cart discussion/thread.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2011 #171 of 1258
    tulanejosh

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    Nice use of sarcasm brotha.

    But what's good for the goose... Directv seems incredulous that prices go up over time. Why is it ok for us as customers to have to just accept that prices go up and we get nothing incremental for it, but directv gets to balk about the same thing when it has to pay for services?
     
  12. Oct 21, 2011 #172 of 1258
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    I fixed it for you, but an astute observation nonetheless.
     
  13. Oct 21, 2011 #173 of 1258
    Laxguy

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    Winters,...
    On what basis might there be a suit(s)?
     
  14. Oct 21, 2011 #174 of 1258
    Dazed & Confused

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    I pay a separate charge for the Sports Pack, but I really don't watch much on the FSN's except college hockey. My main interest are Hockey East teams, which don't use the FSN's so I should be OK there.

    However, they better have this thing resolved by January when Justified returns, or there will be hell to pay. :lol:
     
  15. Oct 21, 2011 #175 of 1258
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    I don't like this. It seems like Directv is becoming more like Dish with airing their grievances in public and it seems to be happening more frequently. Maybe it isn't, but it seems like it is. Personally, I don't think I care if any of these channels go. I've said forever that I couldn't care less about having 24/7 RSNs because I don't watch them outside of the pro games that air. I am a little concerned about the effect of NHL CI, but if those games are available then I have no problem.
     
  16. Oct 21, 2011 #176 of 1258
    bobnielsen

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    There are many (>25) channels I watch more often than ESPN and I would be happy to see Directv stand up to their pricing demands. I don't know when the contract is up, but expect that ESPN will want even more at that time.
     
  17. Oct 21, 2011 #177 of 1258
    tulanejosh

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    They should be left up until Fox demands they be taken down. Why does D* re have to take the onus here for removal?
     
  18. Oct 21, 2011 #178 of 1258
    Jeremy W

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    The FCC requires these negotiations to be conducted in good faith.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Congratulations. :confused: Not sure how that impacts ESPN's status.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2011 #180 of 1258
    FlyinV

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    If any of the regular stations -- ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox go off Directv -- thats the day I cancel and go back to cable.
     

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