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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by nmetro, Jun 14, 2007.

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  1. msmith198025

    msmith198025 Member of the Year

    Jun 28, 2007
    Im not sure about if E* gets it that it will be but it is said to be HD on D*
  2. Albie

    Albie Godfather

    Jan 26, 2007
    Found this on another site, but I found it quite interesting. This is a quote from the article.

    "Thompson added that the $1.10 per subscriber figure floated in the media is not the price that is on the table for Big Ten territory. He said it is a lower figure but did not give a specific amount."

    So they are flexible on the pricing. Here is the link to the complete article which talks about Comcast being out of the running at his point.
  3. blackwhole

    blackwhole Mentor

    Apr 12, 2007
    I understand all the issues etc... But having made the leap to pay TV end of 2006 after 30 years of free TV with my antenna, it's frustrating that I will now spend $84 a month and not see some of the football I had last season with the locals & ESPN+.

    Dish, please get this done.
  4. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005

    In the Sports sub-forum, I posted an article with a link to a podcast from yesterday... with the Big Ten Commish....

    It doesn't sound very promissing for Comcast....
    They didn't specifically mention DishNetwork though

    I did send an email to radio hosts, which they acknowledged receiving on air... but said, that the interview was going to be what it was, and they wouldn't be able to ask specifics... one of my questions was to have them elaborate on DishNetwork... but it didn't make it in.
  5. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I can live with those AUD Mono music channels...
  6. terfmop

    terfmop Legend

    Sep 28, 2004

    Greed or not, I want to be able to watch more Big 10 than I was able to last year. Being a E* customer in west central Indiana, I wasn't even able to get the 'free' broadcasts of the games, as my locals didn't include the station(WTTV) that broadcast the ESPN+ games, nor was I close enough to pick it up via OTA. My only means of watching Big Ten games were on the ESPN stations and an occasional CBS basketball game. $1.10 would be a bargain. I'm optimistic I'll be able to finally watch a broadcast of the Boilers crushing the Loosiers in the bucket game :D
  7. Codeman00

    Codeman00 Godfather

    Dec 13, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Greed or not exactly. I watch every Boiler football and basketball game every year that's on TV. If the game isn't televised, I listen to it on the internet. I'm tired of ESPN360 and I'm tired of non-televised games and I'm tired of spending $220 a year on GamePlan and FullCourt to get my games. The BTN is a great thing....all I want is the option to get it. Put it on my regular Dish package, on a sports tier, or charge me $10 a month, I really don't care. Just give me the opportunity to get the channel!!

    As far as the alumni not caring about the lesser games...that's totally untrue for me. At least the Indiana Hoosier fans on Dish don't have to worry about missing their football games....since they play on NBC about every Saturday! :)
  8. FTA Michael

    FTA Michael Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2002
    Here's the latest press release:

    "Get Big Ten Football With DISH Network

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- EchoStar Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) and its DISH Network(r) satellite TV service today announced the latest Big Ten college football broadcast schedules are now available at, which will be updated regularly. DISH Network will carry almost all of the Big Ten and other NCAA conference football and basketball games currently scheduled on CSTV, CBS and NBC, as well as ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.

    There are a few Big Ten non-conference games (e.g. Citadel vs. Wisconsin) that air on the Big Ten Network (BTN). For several months, DISH Network has been diligently negotiating with BTN to obtain a carriage agreement consistent with other regional sports networks, but BTN wants unreasonable and inconsistent payments from all of our customers regardless of whether or not they are Big Ten fans. The good news is that DISH Network customers who are Big Ten fans will get most of their games with the current channels available on DISH Network.

    DISH Network realizes how important these games are to our customers (we're fans too!), and will continue to work to provide the best in college and all sports, at the best value anywhere. In the meantime, we are keeping the door open in the hopes we can conclude a reasonable deal with BTN.

    About EchoStar Communications Corporation ... "
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    They had me thinking when I got the press release! :D

    Perspective. :)
  10. NKy.Yall

    NKy.Yall Legend

    Apr 8, 2004
    N. Kentucky
    Sounds a lot like the spin E* puts on about having all of this NFL coverage with the NFL Network HD etc.just to throw a salvo at D* and there ST package.IMO this looks like the white flag being sent up by E* on the BTN not going to be carried by them.
  11. angiecopus

    angiecopus Legend

    May 18, 2004
    Shucks, I know someone with direct tv but they are not going to be home that weekend. i want to be Able to Watch The Ohio State-Youngstown State game without having to find the radio station its on.
  12. norton54

    norton54 Mentor

    Feb 2, 2006
    Like always, corporate greed and who loses ......the fans.
  13. skizer

    skizer AllStar

    May 16, 2004
    I guess since the hope of playing in a national title game in Hoops (men's anyway) is nothing but a dream for PU fans winning the bucket game over a usually bad IU football team is about as good as things get for your sports teams!! :lol:
  14. Grandpa Train

    Grandpa Train AllStar

    Mar 19, 2005
    As usual DISH spins not getting BTN....and falls farther behind on SPORTS.
  15. iahawks550

    iahawks550 Mentor

    May 23, 2006
    I guess they are forcing the hand with subscribers.
  16. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Not spin IMHO, more like a counter to the BTNs website as a Negotiating tactic.
  17. NKy.Yall

    NKy.Yall Legend

    Apr 8, 2004
    N. Kentucky
    [Press release]

    Sounds a lot like the BTN promo ????
  18. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    All that red ritin' is reel hard ta reed.

    BTY Most if not all the BTN schools are government institutions, so this looks like government greed to me.

    So called 'corporate greed' puts paychecks in the pocket of 95% of Americans and keeps the wheels of free commerce rolling.
  19. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    You guys know how much I read announcements, and other things like that...

    When "I" read this the first time, in my normal fashion...
    I thought... "wow... Dish Network got the BTN"...

    Now if I got that from my initial reading, what do you think the casual Dish Network subscriber (or someone considering Dish Network)... is going to think.
  20. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    What Dish is saying is all the good games will be on Dish, the rest will be on BTN.
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