ViacomCBS and DISH Announce Carriage Agreement

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  1. Jul 7, 2020 #1 of 11
    James Long

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    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 6, 2020-- ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC) and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced a multi-year renewal of their carriage agreement to continue delivering ViacomCBS’s portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, news and sports networks to DISH and SLING TV customers.

    Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2020 #2 of 11
    krel

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    i can see a rate increase
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2020 #3 of 11
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    It would be cool if some package flexibility was included n the agreement such as including more Viacom channels in Flex pack or as add on option.

    I am glad they came to a quick agreement because the kids love NickJr and I do appreciate the Office Channel...err Comedy Central for Office reruns lol.
     
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    James Long

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    I am just glad we don't have to think about this for a few more years.
     
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    NYDutch

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    As far as a rate increase goes, keep in mind that pretty much all the retrans agreements include annual fee increases. There would likely be a subscriber rate increase even if there were no renewals in a given year...
     
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    it would be interesting to see the savings between dish and direct. to be fair compare the top 250 from dish with direct's ultimate package. i don't think there's that much savings between em. along with the free service calls from direct as well if you have the protection plan free shipping on boxes and free remotes. i think direct comes out to be a better value???
     
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    i wish we could pick out the channels that we watch. but you know what would happen there... the content provider would stick it to us since were not buying all there channels!!!
     
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    As one who has never had a Dish service call, any need to ship anything back to Dish, and the only remote I've received from Dish was a free voice remote, I'll stick with Dish... ;)
     
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    Contact free for 17 years. :D
     
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  10. techguy88

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    Without breaking out Excel I can tell you that Dish is cheaper especially AT200 vs Xtra or AT250 vs Ultimate. DirecTV is cheaper if you compare Select to AT120 because Select includes all the top rated cable channels. To get every channel in Select you would need AT200 on Dish.

    DirecTV's Ultimate vs Dish's AT250 is really the only apples to apples comparison between the two.
     
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  11. mwdxer

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    For me still with Dish over 21 years, Direct has just not offered the channels I want. Their price was always higher, maybe because of the sports they carry, which I have no interest in, not a sports fan.
    Dish has many OTA diginets that Direct does not have, like METV, Get TV, Buzzr, Grit, Laff, etc. I am grandfathered in on the Super Stations, which no one seems to carry any longer, except Dish. the $10 movie pack is a real bargain, and having one Starz channel, gives me access to everything on Starz on Demand at no extra change. The Epix line up is also great as they carry a lot of off the wall movies not available elsewhere. Having the one vip211k receiver with OTA tuner & outboard HDD, I only pay for programming. I get a long term discount as I agree to stay with Dish. Dish rocks for me. I have AT250+Movies+Supers. Not a bad deal at all.
     
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