Looks Like FoxNews' Turn (FOX News and FOX Business down 12/21/2014 and back 1/15/2015)

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  1. Dec 16, 2014 #21 of 519
    festivus

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    How every press release and scrolling message should begin when this crap happens:

    "In an effort to increase your cable and satellite bills beyond the point of affordability and to further pad the pockets of our executives..."
     
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  2. Dec 16, 2014 #22 of 519
    Stewart Vernon

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    If people cannot keep it civil and stop the personal attacks, this thread will be closed and then everyone will miss out on discussing the actual issue, which is potential loss of a channel. Please discuss the topic, not politics or each other. Thanks!
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2014 #23 of 519
    inkahauts

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    Do we know where dish has more subscribers by area of the country? That could have an impact on how much of an impact this thing could create but I suspect it'll be a mostly non event similar to the CBS one which really wasn't an event since it didn't last but close to 12 hours.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2014 #24 of 519
    James Long

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    FYI: Off topic posts removed. (It is too easy to reply to a bad post before seeing the warning.)
     
  5. Dec 16, 2014 #25 of 519
    tommiet

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    Don't watch it... Won't miss it..... Is it gone yet?
     
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  6. Dec 16, 2014 #26 of 519
    Barrysb

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    As the cable ratings for Fox News far out pace any of the other cable news services, I'm figuring there will be a great number of Dish viewers who will not take loosing FNC too kindly. Certainly more push back than what Dish had when CNN was off the channel lineup.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2014 #27 of 519
    mwdxer

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    I have no idea if FOX streams or not on the Roku. I never watch either channel. I just added them. I don't care, but isn't Dish to provider of FOX? My kid watches Disney on the Roku and I signed up with that. EPIX also I signed up, as we get those with Dish. I like having EPIX for free on the Roku. I don't remember how many different news channels that are available on the Roku, either private or not. I know there are a lot, plus many TV stations that run their news live or on demand. As far as I know, you cannot pirate anything on a Roku. If you can, that is news to me. If there is an app and the channel is added, I can get it. If not, I can't.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2014 #28 of 519
    mwdxer

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    I guess with each channel we lose for a time, everyone has a different favorite. I watch a lot of news, but I like the local news best from different areas of the country. It is neat to get a bit of "flavor" from different parts of our country.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2014 #29 of 519
    patmurphey

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    You can stream FoxNews live, at least on a computer, but it requires a subscription with a provider, like with HBOGO. I'm sure that if it disappears from Dish, your streaming account will shut down.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2014 #30 of 519
    KyL416

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    There's several private apps out there circumventing geoblocks for certain channels that are not allowed to be streamed in the USA for contractual reasons. If you get a blocked in the USA message from the official source like LiveStation or the station's website, or even the official non-private app for that channel, while a private app lets you see it for free, it's one of them.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2014 #31 of 519
    Cable Lover

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    This is one of the channels that I will really miss if it comes to pass. Here's hoping for a resolution.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2014 #32 of 519
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    I'm of two minds. On the one hand, I can't stand Fox News (not a big fan of the other nets so please don't jump to conclusions). On the other, Fox Sports 1 has a decent amount of NASCAR coverage when races aren't on Fox. And there's a third hand that is really ready to see what a "sports-free" package would cost, if ESPN, FoxSports et al were moved into their own tier.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2014 #33 of 519
    eudoxia

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    Ain't gonna happen . I'll bet money FauxNews will never go dark on Dish. They have the most penetration than any media outlet in the country. You can go to any small town and they will always be on a radio station and usually are on the basic packages for all the providers. Go to a diner or bar and it will always be on the TV.

    How else are they going to have so much influence?
     
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  14. Dec 17, 2014 #34 of 519
    mwdxer

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    Do I understand that if I add a private channel with the Roku, they are illegal?
     
  15. Dec 17, 2014 #35 of 519
    mwdxer

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    One new thing the Roku has now, is an app for Firefox that a service that can be received on a Tablet can be cast to the Roku? I wonder if that is legal? There are so many rules and regulations in this day that who knows what is legal and what isn't. Life used to so much simpler. Some claim that recording onto a DVD from a Roku is illegal. It is not encripted so I do not understand that either.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2014 #36 of 519
    tampa8

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    Private channels are not illegal there are hundreds of them and why would Roku allow it otherwise.
    The casting to TV via Roku is an actual Roku addition, there would be no way to do that without Roku itself facilitating it.

    I see very little chance of one of the most watched Cable channels, not just the most watched news channel going off of DISH, certainly not for long if at all.
    Btw Fox News in a first beat Network news ratings recently. That was thought to be impossible.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2014 #37 of 519
    tampa8

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    Most all illegal streams were eliminated sometime ago. Some may slip through. Many like France 24 as an example are not blocked in the U.S.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2014 #38 of 519
    Chihuahua

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    Save for maybe Turner Classic Movies. :righton:
     
  19. Dec 19, 2014 #39 of 519
    Chihuahua

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    I agree.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2014 #40 of 519
    Stewart Vernon

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    Just got the email/press release and sure enough FOX News and FOX Business are showing a DishHD slate now...

    21st Century Fox Blacks Out Fox News and Business for DISH
    • DISH offers contract extension to continue negotiations, Fox rejects
    • Fox demands unreasonable rates and carriage of other channels
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tonight, 21st Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) blocked DISH customer access to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, as the media conglomerate introduced other channels into negotiations despite those channels not being included in the contract up for renewal.

    DISH Network L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).

    "It's like we're about to close on a house and the realtor is trying to make us buy a new car as well," said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming. "Fox blacked out two of its news channels, using them as leverage to triple rates on sports and entertainment channels that are not in this contract."

    This service disruption comes despite DISH's offer of a short-term contract extension that would preserve the channels as the two parties continue to negotiate.

    "DISH has had a productive relationship with Fox for many years," added Schlichting. "We regret the service disruption to our customers, and remain committed to reaching an agreement that promptly returns this content to DISH's programming lineup."

    To learn more about these negotiations, visit www.DISHStandsForYou.com.

    About DISH

    DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.041 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2014, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corp. is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

    Source: DISH Network Corp.
     
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