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Obama Channel??? (073-00)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by cliburn, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. Oct 1, 2008 #1 of 38
    cliburn

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    Channel 73?? Obama channel???
    Maybe time for DTV.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2008 #2 of 38
    cliburn

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    check out 73.... with limited bandwidth i really wonder why this is up there....
     
  3. Oct 1, 2008 #3 of 38
    garys

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    It's an sd channel, not using that much bandwidth.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2008 #4 of 38
    cliburn

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    Thats not the point.
    I have waited for years for more bandwidth... I dont know if it a paid channel or not. Dish would not tell me... they only asked "did it replace your favorite channel"... sorry I dont want to support Obama... and right now it seems like paying my dish network bill might be doing that ... and i asked them directly before i posted this.... i am gone... hello DTV
     
  5. Oct 1, 2008 #5 of 38
    jclewter79

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    I am sure he is paying for the space, I doubt they are giving the space for free.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2008 #6 of 38
    cliburn

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    Well I asked that question, and they could not answer it. Their anser was
    "You will be not charge extra"

    I would rather see programing -- we have lost enough (VOOM, etc)....
     
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    Mr-Rick

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    bye.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2008 #8 of 38
    phrelin

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    Dish Network/Echostar corporations I'm sure is being paid for the space.

    And it is on 5890 in the test channel range and probably mapped down, so I doubt anyone has lost any bandwidth that would have been assigned elsewhere.

    It's all over the internet with amusing levels of disparaging remarks and conspiracy theories. The fact is, assuming it is being paid for it enriches the corporations' coffers which could, but probably won't, help keep our rates low.

    And while I must disclose that I'm a reluctant Obama supporter, I have to ask: "Who on Earth would watch the Obama channel? Or a McCain channel?" I can't find enough time to watch what I record!
     
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    bye. thats over the top, way over.
     
  10. cliburn

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    you probably wouldnt think it was way over the top if it were a mccain channel.
    Bye.
     
  11. dlt

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    I agree, I am calling direct tv on monday and seeing what offers I can get, hopefully it will be a non bios tv provider, I dont subscribe to Dish to have them tell me who they think I should vote for. It is a known fact that Charlie supports the democrats and Obama, I am ok by that, but dont put his views without putting the views of Mcaine on my channel line up. DISH is suppose to distibute the news chanels, not create there own bios channel in favor of Obama. BYE BYE DISH after 7 years it is sad to see you go.
     
  12. puckwithahalo

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    Obama is paying for the channel, and if any other candidate wished to purchase a channel they would be allowed to, but he is the only one who has done so so far. They just forgot to tell the CSR's about it before it came out.
     
  13. dlt

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    How do you know? If this is true, I will stay with DISH if it is a paid channel by Obama, if not, bye bye
     
  14. Slamminc11

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    I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. I've heard of leaving for bazaar reasons, but seriously... :hurah: :hurah: :hurah:
     
  15. cliburn

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    Well everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    Dish CEO just email me this...
    "This channel is available to customers subscribing to all packages and is broadcast from the 110° orbital location and will be broadcast though the conclusion of the elections. At this time it is not available to customers on the eastern arc. Please inform customers who inquire that this is paid advertising by the Obama campaign and is not an endorsement of Senator Obama by DISH Network. This space has been purchased similar to any other channel we broadcast, and any other candidate who wishes to purchase a channel through DISH Network will be given the same opportunity. At this time, no other candidates have showed interest in purchasing a channel."

    I really dont care and think if it a paid advertisement it should be obvioulsy dislcosed. I have subcribed to dish for over 10 years.... I am voting with my feet on this one. You can call it silly... but its my money.
     
  16. Slamminc11

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    and that is exactly what I am calling it!

    S I L L Y ! ! ! !
     
  17. James Long

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    Just another shopping channel. Want to buy a president?

    BTW: DISH isn't that limited on bandwidth ... check around and you will see HD channels that are not enabled burning up space. A single SD channel doesn't take up that much.

    Legal Issue: Equal time under the same terms are available to other candidates.
     
  18. cliburn

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    I really wasnt trying to talk politics... i just surprised they put this channel up there the way they did... sorry if it dosnt fit DBStalk... when i first posted I had first directly asked dishnetowrk if it was a paid or or not and they did not answer me. they asked if it replaced my favorite channel. when they did answer me i posted the answer. bandwidth limitations has been an excuse dish has given me before for not offering channels i wanted fwiw......
     
  19. puckwithahalo

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    The information I was given says it is a paid for channel by the Obama campaign.

    The postings on this site are my own and don't represent Dish Network's positions, strategies or opinions.
     
  20. nmetro

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    Well, one has to admit is is a creative. If the DNC and RNC can do it, why not? It is a test channel anyway; no harm, no foul. It is no different than the shopping channels or the Business only channels in the 9900 range.
     
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