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

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Nashcat, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. mitchflorida

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    "DISH's site just has Mr Ergen's video. No piling on of irrelevant links and stories. While it would be easy to find and link a lot of "I hate Fox" stories it seems DISH has taken the high road. "



    You are really hilarious, even if unintentionally. Ergen went on the air on Christmas Eve and called Fox "extortionists" and "hostage-takers". . . on Christmas Eve for goodness sake. You obviously have a blind spot and can't see the other side of the argument, just Dish's point of view.
     
  2. James Long

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

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    Reading is fundamental. I mentioned that video ... the point is DISH made their statement and are standing behind it.

    Fox is continuing to pile on - apparently linking any negative press it can find. Fox seems to be going for the outrageous claim of the day. "90,000 have cancelled". "It takes several 45 minute calls to cancel." "DISH sucked in 2012." It looks more like anti-DISH trolls on any Internet forum than professional business communications.

    DISH is willing to let the CEO (Joe Clayton) and and Chairman (Charles Ergen) speak directly to subscribers. They look the camera in the eye and state their side of the story. That is worth something.
     
  3. lparsons21

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    I've been wondering in the back of my mind what if Dish told Fox here's the only deal we'll make and only by such and such date. Past that date and no deal whatsoever. And then carry through with it.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

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    I think if FOX continues to tie renewal of News/Business to FS1/FS2/FXX or whatever channel they are trying to get more money for... that Dish will continue to ignore them, until that other channel's contract comes up for renewal... then at that time Dish will weigh IF that additional money is worth it for that channel... and if it is then we have a new deal... if not, then that channel will go dark too.

    I can't blame FOX for trying to sneak in requests for more money... but I can blame them for lying about it and making claims of "censorship" that are designed to get people riled up over an untruthful thing.

    All other things aside... but involving their news personalities in the inflammatory claims of "censorship" really causes me to doubt their intentions to negotiate fairly or to factually report news if their channel comes back.

    I grant you, all the news channels have problems... but when you stick your news people in the middle of your negotiation and use them for shock value to basically lie, it calls into question their credibility as newscasters.

    In these sorts of negotiations I expect both sides to exaggerate the truth a bit to suit them... but I can't say I've ever seen a side, either side, go to the point of where FOX has gone here on this one.
     
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  5. mwdxer

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    How things change. As one person posted, we still have a ton of channels to watch. I remember the day when we were lucky to have one B&W channel OTA. If we had two, it was fantastic.
     
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  6. BqWUDUDj

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    Does FoxNews work with Roku and PlayOn? I can bring up the live feed of FoxNews on my computer from the "Watch Live TV" button of www.foxnews.com and with my cable provider credentials but when I try to send the video to my roku TV it never connects. Hulu videos can go to roku and I was able to see lots of other stuff (personal pictures, videos, Animal Planet channel, Hulu channel) so it seems like there's something specific to the fox video that's causing trouble.

    Can anyone else get FoxNews's live feed on their TV via roku?

    The instability of the dish channel lineup (first CNN, now FOX) has driven me to purchase Roku/PlayOn and explore alternate ways to get video feeds -- a loss for dish.
     
  7. PCampbell

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    Do people really miss these channels that much? When CNN was dark you had Fox, now Fox is dark and you have CNN. The 3 networks still have national news free OTA in most areas and the Fox and CNN websites still work ( yes you have to read it ). There lots of ways to get the news not just paying more each year for TV.
     
  8. mitchflorida

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    The only way to get Fox News Live feed is to be a current subscriber of a cable provider other than Dish and login at Fox News Go. The Fox News app on Roku just plays excerpts and video clips from the last few day's previous shows.

    You can watch Fox News [SIZE=14.3999996185303px]live[/SIZE] on an Android device and then mirror it to a Roku 3, but that doesn't use the Fox News Roku app.
     
  9. WestDC

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    Same as the APP on XBOX
     
  10. lparsons21

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    Hardly the only way, there is also SiriusXM if you just have to have your 'fix'! No pretty faces, but the same info-tainment that FNC provides.
     
  11. BqWUDUDj

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    To rephrase: I can see the Fox News Live feed with my cable provider credentials. This is the feed that I want to mirror to roku but it doesn't work for me. I can mirror other feeds from other sites but perhaps the Fox News Live feed uses a different codec or something. I would like to know if someone else can project the Fox News Live onto their TV via roku. Is the problem I'm seeing on my side or can nobody view the live feed via roku/playon.
     
  12. BqWUDUDj

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    Yes. I also missed Forensic Files when CNN went dark. Forensic Files (which HLN plays nowadays almost 24/7) is like adult bedtime stories. Peter Thomas' narration helps me relax for sleep each night.
     
  13. Jhon69

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  14. knot

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    You need to install the playon extension into your browser. It will create a Playmark folder in play on on the roku so you can view it from there. The playon website has instructions.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  15. BqWUDUDj

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    Have you done it with Fox News Live? I've tried adding it to PlayMark and also directly with the Cast to TV button but neither works for Fox News Live. The same steps work fine for hulu but fox news doesn't want to show on the roku 3 for me. The roku just spins with "Preparing Video Stream" instead of waiting a few seconds and then showing video.
     
  16. mitchflorida

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    Can you play Fox News on an Android 4.4.2 Tablet? those are designed to mirror with the Roku 3.
     
  17. Barrysb

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    FWIW, I've successfully have used an AppleTV with Airplay on an iPad to view FNC on my big screen. However, I find the Fox News iPad app problematic. I use the link to Live TV found on the FNC web site. Not sure if this might apply in your case or not.
     
  18. mwdxer

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    I have the Roku LT and I cannot mirror, but I can cast some stations with a tablet, but since I am not a fan of FOX News, I have never tried.
     
  19. knot

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    Yes I am watching fox news live now. I do not have cable. I just use a livestream link to playon on roku 3.
     
  20. Nashcat

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    I don't understand. How exactly are you streaming FNC live to begin with? What credentials are you using?
     

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