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Fox Sports and Dish Network Dispute

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Rainbird, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

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    You guys have to look at from the point of the contract. At that time Dish WAS giving you all the games, the ones they paid for with the RSN, and the ones you got on the free channel.

    If the free channel and the RSN want to change the rules, that's on them. Because they got greedy and now charge for those free games, that is the fault of Dish? They want to change the contract in mid stream. Dish is not prepared to do that apparantly, every time this happens. Dish isn't going to just pay for what once was available OTA in mid contract with package prices already set.
     
  2. Jhon69

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    Bad move DISH says you,good move DISH says I.;):D

    In your residential agreement is this statement:"programming subject to change without notice".;)
     
  3. Ira Lacher

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    In considering whether to eat my ETF with DirecTV and switch to DISH I have been hearing a lot of "DISH doesn't carry this team or this regional sports network in HD or all the time, yadda, yadda, yadda." Listened to this for a while until I asked myself, "Self? How many games do you actually watch? Do you watch them from beginning to end? Do you have nothing more to do than watch the games?"

    And I answered: "No."

    I'm a sports fan but frankly, I have too much to do to worry about molding my schedule around when my team is playing. (That's what DVRs are for.) Living in the Central time zone means most of my team's games are starting when I get home from work (6 p.m.); if I watch them at all it's probably for an inning or so when I'm preparing dinner. And about the only time I'll specifically decide to watch a game live is when I don't have work to do that evening, I'm not otherwise engaged or my wife isn't home. If I am working and have to find out what's going on in the game, I'll listen to it on Sirius/XM or MLB Audio.

    So after getting it out of my system to avoid DISH because they don't have the sports DirecTV has, I'll be switching this summer, when my DirecTV discounts peel away and my bill goes up by $40.
     
  4. runner861

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    What station was carrying the A's v. Angels game in the Bay Area? Was it carried on Dish?
     
  5. Michael P

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    The E* HD sports situation is not that bad. Unless there is a carriage dispute as discussed above, you will at least get the RSN game in SD. Better than nothing.

    As a Cleveland fan (Eastern time zone) I'd say 95% of the time we get the Cavs and Indians in HD. Not bad considering the scrambling E* has to do to keep the HD feeds straight. Now once everybody has been converted to HD tuners the SD duplicate channels can be eliminated and then there will be no excuse for not giving us our RSN's in HD 24/7.
     
  6. Jhon69

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    So if you do go back to DISH you would get G4HD again and you could watch "Ninja Warrior"!!.;):D
     
  7. Jhon69

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    DISH has Comcast Bay Area channel maybe that one?.:confused:


    Here's the thread for that information:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=203829
     
  8. levibluewa

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    A's games are on ComcastSportsNetCA
     
  9. runner861

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    Tonight Dish is carrying the A's-Angels game in HD on Fox Sports West 417. The last two nights the game was blacked out with a slate saying that "Tonight's game in not available on Dish Network." So apparently something was worked out.
     
  10. James Long

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    Perhaps. It may have been a game already scheduled to be aired before the new games were added.

    The Fox Sports West website still has the complaint post up and there have been no releases noting a compromise.
     
  11. Rainbird

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    This dispute is about the Angles games that were formerly carried by KCOP (Channel 13). Fox Sports West added those games to their existing lineup. U-Verse and Dish do not want to pay what Fox is asking for these added games.
     
  12. Paul Secic

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    I hardly watch sports. Let it go!
     
  13. Paul Secic

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    Welcome back Ira.
     
  14. lparsons21

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    I'll be doing the same thing in August when my discounts disappear. With the new/returning customer deals, and being able to cut down to a single Hopper with a single Joey, I'll save about $480 in the switch and even after paying the $240 ETF, I'll make another $240 to put in my pocket. :)

    I'm a boxing fan so in the move I'll pick up Epix with its European boxing, but lose Showtime Extreme in HD which is showing the undercards for Showtime Championship boxing events. Overall, a win as E*'s SD is so much better, especially on the EA!
     
  15. runner861

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    So it sounds like the dispute is not settled.
     
  16. runner861

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    For what it is worth, tonight's Angels game was carried on FSW 417 in HD on Dish.
     
  17. tommiet

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    One BIG excuse would be the cost. Now it your willing to pay extra for it, I'm happy. But I cannot afford to pay for more over priced sports channels that I don't watch. don't mind anyone watching... Just don't make me pay for it. :mad:
     
  18. RaymondG@DISH Network

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    DISH will still air the same number of LA Angels games on FSN West as the year prior. Fox has decided to move games previously being broadcast for free on the Fox owned local affiliate KCOP to FSN West. Since these games were not part of our original agreement Fox is blacking these additional games out to justify additional charges to DISH. We have contracts with many channel providers, and to keep rates low for our customers we try to negotiate an equitable rate based on fair market value. I apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused our customers who are LA Angels fans.
     
  19. Halohead

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    So is this the stance that DISH is going to take each Baseball season? I don't see how you're doing us any favors or that you have our best interest in mind. Nevermind that we all pay each month for channels we can't use (Asian, Hispanic, Shopping, etc....) or don't want. No matter how you slice it, we're paying for those games and DISH is not providing them - that's so wrong on so many levels it's crazy. I've been with DISH a long time, but now that I'm out of contract, I guess it's time to move on. I don't care if it costs more, at least I'll be getting what I payed for, that's what this is all about anyway. Please DISH, stop doing us any favors and simply give us what we payed for.
     
  20. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    You don't pay for shopping channels.
     

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