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RURAL TV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by SeaBeagle, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. James Long

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

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    Perhaps if the channels that "people are asking for" would accept a reasonable offer for carriage they would be on more systems. Then the providers would not have to choose between 10 channels and 1 when spending their programming dollars.

    Programmers that offer extremely low prices or offer programming with more than a niche following are more likely to see their programming added.

    The channels are older established channels added at a time when other options didn't exist. As established channels they have a good bargaining position when it comes to package placement. Those channels could easily say "if our core channels are not in your English package you can't carry us at all" and not having those channels in the Spanish packages would gut the packages. They are also popular channels ... perhaps not in your home, but they do get viewership and having them available makes DISH's packages better.

    The only reason why BBC World News and FEARnet are "high demand" is because they are not carried. The popularity of the channel has to go beyond a few people "demanding" the channel on the Internet. When there are more people actually watching the channels you're targeting for removal than asking for the new channels the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
     
  2. SayWhat?

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    Define 'high demand'. A few people asking for them on a discussion board? What percentage of Dish subscribers would that be?

    Because you don't see requests here for RFD or Rural, do you think that means no one wants them?

    http://www.alafarmnews.com/index.ph...d=23&6ed3af3a7fb3f305843385fa292f20df=a83c6e4

    http://www.rfdtv.com/corporate/pres..._10_years_of_broadcasting_a_decade_of_growth/
     
  3. gmdarcy

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    I have not read anything official yet. I'm just guessing, but I would not be surprised if Rural TV will be on Dish Network channel 232. Dish is moving KTLA from 232 to 233. RFDTV is on 231. That would put RFDTV and Rural TV side-by-side. :)
     
  4. SayWhat?

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  5. BillJ

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    Dish has cleared ch 232 but nothing there yet. Wonder if RURAL got launched on schedule?

    Oh, just answered my own question. RFD TV website now shows the launch for RURAL as February 15.
     
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  7. SeaBeagle

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    I like The Jimmy Sturr show.
     
  8. Blowgun

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    There's that dead quote, again. Please PM for help.
     
  9. SayWhat?

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  10. James Long

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    Better now? :)
     
  11. SayWhat?

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    YEAH!!

    Lorriane Crook's legs are back!

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    I did not know her lost them.
     
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    Univision, Galavision & Telefutura?
     
  14. SayWhat?

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    New afternoon and evening schedule beginning Jan 1 including The Saint, Remington Steele and WKRP

    They've already been running Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Newhart in the evenings.
     
  15. SeaBeagle

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    How did her get along without them?
     

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