Will you leave DTV if they stop carrying FOX? (resolved)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by -Draino-, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Noncom23

    Noncom23 New Member

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    As I understand it Murdoch, Newscorp, owns 38% of DTV. So I don't get the dispute at all. At anyrate, if I lose Fox News, and no sign of return, I will look
    For alternate sources.
    "The DIRECTV Group, Inc. (also DirecTV) is the largest direct broadcast satellite (DBS) TV provider in the U.S. (ahead of EchoStar's DISH Network). It has over 15 million customers in the U.S. and 4.1 million in Latin America. DirecTV is 38% owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation (by way of the Fox Entertainment Group). [1] [2]"
     
  2. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

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    Nope not enough to leave. Although I do wish Uncle Rupe still owned D* this would never be an issue.
     
  3. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

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    Your information is incorrect and outdated. Also, Fox News isn't part of this.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirecTV#History
     
  4. Ronmort

    Ronmort Godfather

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    After having Dish and cable in them past, I would not leave DTV if we lose a few overpriced channels.
     
  5. txfeinbergs

    txfeinbergs Legend

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    Ahh, ok, my mistake. Didn't realize it was just a coincidence (an unfortunate one at that!).
     
  6. TheMoose

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    No FX, no NATGEO, No SpeedTV, I'm gone & will have cable before next Formula 1 race.
     
  7. jeffgbailey

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    nope...plus in contract
     
  8. Noncom23

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  9. mdavej

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    CallerID would be amazing under Rupert. Not only would you get the caller's info, but Rupert would get all your personal info, like voicemails, etc. :lol:
     
  10. billsharpe

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    I already left, but not because of Fox.
     
  11. fluffybear

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    Peachtree...
    The only channel in this dispute which I would be disappointed in losing is Speed but with NASCAR season pretty much at an end and ESPN covering all the races, I should be OK until this mess is settled. Might have to readdress the issue come mid-february.
     
  12. RDH416

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    No, would not.

    Appreciate DTV's willingness to stand up to any greedy (40% increase demanded) provider and say "that's unacceptable" for all of us. Last time I checked my personal revenues, they sure were not up anywhere near 40%, or even 4% for that matter!
    Hang in there DTV!!!!
     
  13. rainydave

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    Not planning on leaving. I'm in Seattle, so we might lose King5 too.
    I'm glad DirecTv is pushing back against these rate increases.
     
  14. n3vino

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    Leon...
    I don't care about Fox but I care about BELO. I just signed on with D* a month ago. Had I known of the dispute with Belo, I would have waited. But then, TW will eventually have to go through this too. To bad my HD set does not have an ATSC tuner, so hopefully I can find a reasonably priced HD tuner. If BELO falls through, I'll start looking for one, and that way I can get more locals in HD. Besides, sooner or later the other locals will also be in the same boat as BELO. My CRT is 8 1/2 years old, so I'll probably have to get a new set before my contract with D* is up.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    What receive do you have? If you don't have an HR20, you can connect an AM21 to your DVR and get OTA. If you have a 20, you just need the antenna.
     
  16. scm

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    I get KVUE just fine in HD with a cheap antenna. I don't know why DTV should pay for OTA programming when they seem quite happy with an ad driven OTA business model. Fox, or any cable channel, is another matter.

    As far as leaving DTV over programming? If I would do that, I'd already be gone to Grande over the Longhorn Network. Fact is, DTVs technology has me by the short hairs. Whole home, Nomad to my iPad for offline watching when I travel, and now streaming on mobile devices? Not gonna change over programming.
     
  17. stickywicket

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    No. The only channel I will miss is the National Geographic Channel. Newscorp/Fox is greedy. Netflix was greedy too and look what happened.

    Just say NO D*.
     
  18. DawgLink

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

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    Probably not since I enjoy Sunday Ticket

    I dont really care about any of the Fox channels outside of the regular Fox channel. Me and my fiancee watch some of their shows.

    But frankly, I can live without it for some time.

    If it lasted months, I may consider switching out of annoyance.
     
  19. Joe Diver

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    No, not leaving.

    If Fox and whoever else wants me to watch their stuff, make sure my carrier has it.

    Otherwise, I'll watch something else.
     
  20. ddrumman2004

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    I won't leave...as the account is in my wife's name and she doesn't watch the channels that are affected. Only channel I would miss would be National Geographic.

    Either way, I won't lose sleep over it.
     

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