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Dish Network dumps Fox News setting off social media war on Facebook

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posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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Liberal Media strikes again, this time dumping Fox News & Fox Business over a 'contract dispute'



Satellite-TV provider Dish Network dropped the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network on Saturday night after the companies couldn’t come to terms on a new distribution contract, reports TVNewser.
According to Fox Executive Vice President of Distribution Tim Carry, contract talks have broken off and nothing is happening, depriving Dish’s 14 million subscribers of Fox News’ “fair and balanced” approach to current event coverage.
“Our phone line is open, we’re willing to talk,” Carry said. “Am I negotiating right now? I’m not.”


Of course, Dish says its over increased fees over their other channels.




Executives at Dish say Fox is playing hardball with them by attempting to use the news channel as leverage to increase fees for their sports and entertainment channels normally covered by separate contracts.
“It’s like we’re about to close on a house and the realtor is trying to make us buy a new car as well,” said Warren Schlichting, Dish Network’s Senior Vice President of programming.
“Fox blacked out two of its news channels, using them as leverage to triple rates on sports and entertainment channels that are not in this contract.”


Funny thing is I dont think Fox can block the service, it has to be done at Dish.

Now I know all you libs here on ATS will say good, theyre are right wing, a gossip channel, whatever. EVERY SIDE has to be allowed to give their side of the story. I DO NOT like having only ONE SIDE to the story.

Dish dumps Fox

I'm glad I have Time Warner Cable, where you can still watch Fox, and Direct TV still carries it
edit on 12/21/2014 by HomerinNC because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:44 PM
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This kind of thing is not uncommon. The weather channel was off of directv for a bit. It's a contract dispute and has nothing to do with left and right.
The better ratings the channel gets the more money they want from the broadcasters. Espn for example is the most expensive channel.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Exactly, and dish is a known offender.
Ask anyone that was watching an AMC show couple years back.

And timewarner almost dropped fox a while back as well so be careful championing them.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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They "Dish Me A Merry Christmas" ?

Really, give me back my Fox News and Fox Business.

I guess I'm the only person in North America that admits he watches Fox News.

Bite Me, I do...#1 for over 5 years but no one under 80 watches it.

I might cancel and do off air and PC...Or just steal Cable like Liberals do...😎



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:58 PM
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We'll get it fixed, I'm working on it right now...



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:58 PM
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Spare me your "liberul media" platitudes. Dish Network also dropped CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. In the past they dropped (and then reinstated) AMC. Why? They don't want to pay those networks extravagant prices to run their programming. CBS was recently dumped by Dish as well, before reinstating it after contract negotiations.

Dish Drops CNN, Several Other Turner Networks

CBS about to be blacked out in Dish homes?

Dish Prepared to Take TNT, TBS Off Lineup, Leave CNN Dark for Good: Ergen

Just another fake excuse for "conservatives" to go on an anti-liberal tirade.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:01 PM
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Liberal media? Dish? Contract disputes among corporations does not make one a liberal concern just because the other is conservative. When Dish banned Turner Classic Movies a couple of months ago did that make them anti-old people who sit at home all day watching old movies? Not everything is good guy bad guy as some would have us believe.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Spare me your "liberul media" platitudes. Dish Network also dropped CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. In the past they dropped (and then reinstated) AMC. Why? They don't want to pay those networks extravagant prices to run their programming. CBS was recently dumped by Dish as well, before reinstating it after contract negotiations.

Dish Drops CNN, Several Other Turner Networks

CBS about to be blacked out in Dish homes?

Dish Prepared to Take TNT, TBS Off Lineup, Leave CNN Dark for Good: Ergen

Just another fake excuse for "conservatives" to go on an anti-liberal tirade.


I guess the smiley face didn't express the fact I was joking.

I was joking....Unclench those cheeks...Sheesh Bro



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:03 PM
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This is a regular thing for almost every single distributor. They drop channels on a regular basis if contract renewal negotiations run longer than the channel has licensed themselves for.

The network can also stop sending them their signal if they wish, this works from both ends.

Dish Network hasn't dropped FOX NEWS out of any political ideology, only because FOX is likely trying to get way more money than they should be paid.

If anything, FOX NEWS subscribers should be mad at FOX Network for trying to increase their rates, not Dish Network for trying to keep the prices down.
edit on 21-12-2014 by babybunnies because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:05 PM
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I'm glad I don't have dish. I'd be pissed.....I watch all the news Chanel's and yes that includes fox....but if you are paying Dish for their services and they drop a Chanel you were guaranteed when you signed up...what happens then? Can you get a small refund ?



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:05 PM
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Yea i am watching some people go into withdraws here. They will bring it back when all the cancellations come in. The ratings do not support dishes customer base sticking with then very long without fox news. I just feel sorry for all those directv tech working long+ hrs trying to keep up with all the homes switching over but it is easy to just change the boxes when the wires are in place already so the money will be good.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: whyamIhere

Seems fox has a hand in this too, sure they could have reached some kind of deal that would of kept them on the air with dish.
They chose to not back off and Dish called their hand.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: Meldionne1
I'm glad I don't have dish. I'd be pissed.....I watch all the news Chanel's and yes that includes fox....but if you are paying Dish for their services and they drop a Chanel you were guaranteed when you signed up...what happens then? Can you get a small refund ?

anything to keep people from switching. credits will be applied if they stick with dish.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: Meldionne1

No when you sign that contract you agree that the package you agree to is subject to change.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: whyamIhere

Are you the OP? Why are you assuming my reply had anything to do with you? My reply was directed at the OP, for claiming "Liberal Media strikes again, this time dumping Fox News & Fox Business over a 'contract dispute'", which is ridiculous, in light of the fact Dish has done the same with a multitude of media outlets. I didn't observe any posts on this site about "conservative media striking again," when Dish dumped CNN. The fact this is spreading on social media like some sort of 'liberal conspiracy' against Fox shows how little the target audience of such memes bother to fact check anything.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: whyamIhere

Seems fox has a hand in this too, sure they could have reached some kind of deal that would of kept them on the air with dish.
They chose to not back off and Dish called their hand.


Fox blamed Dish...

Dish blamed Fox...

Sounds like the Customer will end up paying more.

Murica...



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: deadeyedick

You know there are other channels on there than just FN, right? The most popular package comes with over 150 channels. Secondly, while FN has the most popular news programming, what percentage of the whole TV market do they hold? Looks to me that DTV has the leverage here. I don't see too many "change overs".



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:12 PM
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originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
a reply to: whyamIhere

Are you the OP? Why are you assuming my reply had anything to do with you? My reply was directed at the OP, for claiming "Liberal Media strikes again, this time dumping Fox News & Fox Business over a 'contract dispute'", which is ridiculous, in light of the fact Dish has done the same with a multitude of media outlets. I didn't observe any posts on this site about "conservative media striking again," when Dish dumped CNN. The fact this is spreading on social media like some sort of 'liberal conspiracy' against Fox shows how little the target audience of such memes bother to fact check anything.


Sorry...

I have been examining some delightful flowers this evening.

A few have combusted...I'll try to keep up.✌️



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: whyamIhere

Good ole capitalism right?
Consumer is the one that gets screwed in the end.

Fox lost and isn't happy about it seems like. If fox wants their networks shown looks like they need to play ball.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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originally posted by: babybunnies
This is a regular thing for almost every single distributor. They drop channels on a regular basis if contract renewal negotiations run longer than the channel has licensed themselves for.



The network can also stop sending them their signal if they wish, this works from both ends.



Dish Network hasn't dropped FOX NEWS out of any political ideology, only because FOX is likely trying to get way more money than they should be paid.



If anything, FOX NEWS subscribers should be mad at FOX Network for trying to increase their rates, not Dish Network for trying to keep the prices down.


lol and FOX replies that they are just trying to pay for the increases in healthcare fees because of the repercussions of obama care




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