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Fox Sports 1

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by domingos35, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Aug 14, 2013 #41 of 118
    Chihuahua

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    I believe Dish Network will carry Fox Sports 2 when it rolls out this Saturday on the channel that Fuel TV is currently located.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2013 #42 of 118
    bnewt

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    There are several channels in the basic packages that I don't watch, but I have to pay for them. What ticks me off is when one of these channels are dropped, but my monthly charge stays the same. Cloo is a perfect example.....it was dropped, but I see no reduction in my bill. The same when I lost some of locals due to dispute
     
  3. Aug 14, 2013 #43 of 118
    Laxguy

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    It's a blue moon when any provider will make such an adjustment, but it cuts both ways: Your bill doesn't go up (right away!) when a content provider renews at a higher rate. Or when channels are added.
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2013 #44 of 118
    tsmacro

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    Your channel package doesn't go down in price the minute that a channel is pulled just like it doesn't go up immediately when a channel is added. However it isn't unusual if you call Dish and let them know that you feel you're not getting your money's worth because they removed a channel that you like and are missing for them to issue you some kind of small credit or offer a promo to you.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2013 #45 of 118
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    Stewart Vernon

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    I would think that IF Dish is close to an agreement, we might see something positive (like a test channel) on the uplink report soon. They can do these things same-day... but usually like to test an uplink for a few days before launch... so it would be a semi-positive sign if today's uplink shows any action.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2013 #47 of 118
    sigma1914

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    I misspoke when I said low/small profit margin. I meant cash flow margin.

    http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/55785/uncovering-the-truth-about-retrans-value
     
  8. Aug 14, 2013 #48 of 118
    James Long

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    FS 1 is replacing Speed ... so the only Uplink Activity I expect is a name change (at 6am or 7am Saturday morning).

    The backend change from the feed that will actually be FS 1 and the feed that will remain Speed and play the six hour loops shouldn't affect the Uplink Activity we see.

    There may be a "package flag change" if FS 1 ends up in ESPN's package (AT120) instead of AT200. Fuel TV in AT250 may also move down depending on what the final contract is.

    If there is a test channel for Fuel TV HD that would show up in Uplink Activity ... but I'm expecting an announcement before any Uplink Activity.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2013 #49 of 118
    DCSholtis

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    Per the LA Times the carrage deal is done:

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-fox-sports-distribution-20130814,0,5466870.story

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  10. Aug 14, 2013 #50 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Yes, Hooo-Aaaaaaah!

    AND, we get to see Regis Philbin. What a bonus!!!


    :nono2:
     
  11. Aug 14, 2013 #51 of 118
    James Long

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    Yay!
     
  12. Aug 14, 2013 #52 of 118
    Stewart Vernon

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    I hadn't thought that the replacing of existing channels angle... It sounds (from what I've read) like FS1 will replace Speed and FS2 will replace Fuel... that being the case, maybe they will be using the proven transmission paths and not have to do much testing until the last minute... so I guess we could get a Friday surprise in a late night uplink IF these deals are really done.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2013 #53 of 118
    kingram52

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    They have reached agreement TODAY with FOX to carry FOX Sports 1, details to follow.
     
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  15. Aug 14, 2013 #55 of 118
    inkahauts

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    Thank goodness that speculation is over. Now what will the channel numbers become?
     
  16. Aug 14, 2013 #56 of 118
    James Long

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    150 is Speed and will easily become Fox Sports 1
    151 is open and could easily become Fox Sports 2 (Fuel)

    The ads running on Speed say to look for Fox Sports 1 on the same channel number as Speed.
    (Ads that have been playing all week.)
     
  17. Aug 14, 2013 #57 of 118
    JYW10

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    Any chance FS1 will be available to AT120+ and Multi Sport package customers?
     
  18. Aug 14, 2013 #58 of 118
    Stewart Vernon

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    As I carefully re-read some things... I'm actually not seeing anything that mentions FS2 currently being part of the agreement. Surely it is... but every article I see (maybe they are all referring to the same original report earlier today?) specifically mentions "an agreement to carry FS1"... Heck, they don't even mention if HD carriage is part of this deal, though surely it is.

    I have a feeling like we aren't going to know until Friday about FS1 HD or not, and maybe still not about FS2 then... and if Dish follows previous deals they might put FS1 in a free preview for a couple of weeks so we still might not know for sure what package it is going to be in going forward.

    We *should* know by Friday... but if this was as last-minute as it seems... who knows when the official word will get out. I keep checking the FS1 Web site and they don't have any recent FOX press releases where I would expect to find some of this kind of info... which means either they are slow to update OR the final dots and eyes aren't done yet on the contracts.
     
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  19. Aug 14, 2013 #59 of 118
    James Long

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    The deal isn't finalized ... but Fuel's EPG has been showing the expected "FS 2" programming starting Saturday. With all the talk about "the one", FS 2 is under the radar.

    I suspect some of the details being worked out include channel placement for FS 2 and package level for the channels. If Fox Sports wants to compete with ESPN they need to be at ESPN's level ... which means DISH needs to deliver the channel to ~4 million more subscribers than receive Speed (and if FS 2 comes along for the ride it would jump two tiers).

    I'll be surprised if FS 1 does not end up in AT120. FS 2 is more of a specialty channel that might get sacrificed to be at AT250/Sports Pack. But not having FS 1 in AT120 does not deliver DISH's 14 million subscribers to complete the 90 million subscribers.
     
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  20. Aug 15, 2013 #60 of 118
    rtd2

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    Dish reps on Facebook just confirmed the FS1 deal. It will as expected be on channel 150 and AT 200 and up package. Still no " official " response on FS2
     

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