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Dish Loses 90,000 Subscribers After Removing Fox News, Fox Business

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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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Looks like Dish Network TV has lost a few subscribers since they yanked Fox News off their channel lineup.

Fox and Dish can't seem to come to a new agreement for airing the obviously popular FoxNews.

I wonder what's going on?



Less than one month after Dish Network pulled the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network from its platform, over 90,000 of its customers have cancelled their subscriptions in favor of other television providers, according to a Fox News executive.

Tim Carry, Fox News’ executive vice president for distribution, told Multi Channel Wednesday about 90,000 subscribers have cancelled their Dish subscriptions as a consequence of the television giant pulling the channels. “We think they’ve lost about 90,000 subscribers over the past two weeks tied to Fox News,” Carry said.


Dish Loses 90,000 Subscribers After Removing Fox News, Fox Business







posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 03:34 PM
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DirecTv has done that a couple of times as well. We went without The Weather Channel for a couple of months because they weren't willing/able to come to an agreement on contract issues. We didn't switch because we're out in the country so we don't get local forecasts anyway. WeatherNation was fine in that regard. And this fall, DirecTv was having the same issues with A&E. Had it continued, I might have switched so that I could keep up with my Walking Dead.


I feel as if we (the consumer) kinda get screwed over without any real competition. We can choose between Dish OR DirecTv. That's it.


edit on 1/8/2015 by Lolliek because: Changed part of last paragraph.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like Dish Network TV has lost a few subscribers since they yanked Fox News off their channel lineup.

Fox and Dish can't seem to come to a new agreement for airing the obviously popular FoxNews.

I wonder what's going on?



Less than one month after Dish Network pulled the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network from its platform, over 90,000 of its customers have cancelled their subscriptions in favor of other television providers, according to a Fox News executive.

Tim Carry, Fox News’ executive vice president for distribution, told Multi Channel Wednesday about 90,000 subscribers have cancelled their Dish subscriptions as a consequence of the television giant pulling the channels. “We think they’ve lost about 90,000 subscribers over the past two weeks tied to Fox News,” Carry said.


Dish Loses 90,000 Subscribers After Removing Fox News, Fox Business





It's a pity that Mr Dish didn't have the power to drop all of Fox and fiends into the drink.
Still, the Fox story must be true, since they didn't round up to 100,000..right?



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The losses will be compounded when you consider there will be sell-off of their stocks.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I haven't had cable or satellite since I discovered the internet. I wonder though if these numbers are because of Fox or they are just attributing the exodus on their show being yanked. How did they come about the reasons for people leaving.

I wouldn't be surprised if more people are leaving in favor of the net like me.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Here's the scoop.


In a statement, Dish says its 14 million customers all over the United States will not have access to the two channels because Fox blocked access to these channels to use them as leverage to demand for redistribution fees for other sports and entertainment channels that are three times the regular fees charged by other broadcasters. It is unclear what these other channels are, although Dish could be referring to Fox Sports 1 and FXX.



However, Fox fired back with the accusations, saying Dish is using its subscribers as its "pawns" to "intimidate and sway our negotiations." Fox News Channel executive vice president Tim Carry says the distribution fees demanded by the broadcasting company are "customary" in a Fox distribution negotiation and it has similar agreements with other TV providers.

Fox News Channel did not disconnect Dish, rather, Dish prematurely ceased distribution of Fox News in an attempt to intimidate and sway our negotiations."



Earlier this month, CBS went black for several hours over similar disagreements in distribution fees, but the channels affected came back up shortly as Dish and CBS decided to a multi-year carriage contract that involved limited use of Dish's AutoHop commercial-skipping technology and Dish's access to CBS' Showtime Anytime streaming service.

Dish also had similar problems with Turner, with several channels including CNN and Cartoon Network going black before both companies agreed on a short-term contract while they come up with a long-term solution.


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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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Over 14 million subscribers. I'm sure they are quaking. In fact, take away 90K and they still have over 14M.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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I'm sure the average moron won't care, as long as DISH doesn't take away American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, The Walking Dead, blah, blah, blah.......



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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Looks like the average IQ of Dish Tv watchers just went up.
If these people cancelled their contracts early did they have to pay any fees for doing so? I read on one website it cost a lady 600 bucks to get out of her contract. Don't these people have the internet you can find the same thing on internet that you watch on tv.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 05:37 PM
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Buster, obviously I can't speak for everyone, but in my case my Internet is worse than my tv. We're out in the country - no cable, DSL, AT&T fiber, etc. our choices for Internet are satellite or cell tower with a booster. You should hear me cuss about trying to get a page loaded just to see a thread. When I post this, I could probably put a load of laundry in the washer before it finishes.
So, watching a show via Internet - not an option.


I am not complaining as we Chose to live out here. I just thought city folk should know this angle to the whole Dish vs NetFlix/Hulu debate.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 05:54 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010
Looks like the average IQ of Dish Tv watchers just went up.
If these people cancelled their contracts early did they have to pay any fees for doing so? I read on one website it cost a lady 600 bucks to get out of her contract. Don't these people have the internet you can find the same thing on internet that you watch on tv.

Something like that. INTREPID reveals an interesting point though, as you do. Why pay for anything you might expressly do not want? Everyone has to pay for a package end of. I have SKY, Fox is in the package and I do not want Fox, why should I need to pay for that portion? there's no bother in not paying for the movies, or the sports espressos, or the one offs..because they are 'special' So for me Mr Dish, and SKY whatever could actually tell the tale if all did the right thing and just say, here's the menu and don't pay for what you don't want.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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Because Faux News is not relevant. I wouldn't cave in on anything they brought to the table. That being said, if this is the game, the only people who really lose out are the viewers. They don't have choice anymore. They breakup regions here and we only get two carriers. Both of which are a different beast. I wish Google ran the cables needed here in Central Florida. I would tell those bastard to shove it where the sun don't shine.

PS: Let's just hope they don't turn the internet into a pay as you go type thing. It will set back civilization to 1984 levels. Pun very much intended. It's already bad enough that six companies own all the media as it is but to stifle the voice of the little man will be the nail that finishes it. I'll throw out the television and only use the computer to design stuff and a glorified word processor.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: Lolliek

Might try checking into Hughes Network.

I visited friends that live out in the country who have it. Not as fast as DSL but not bad.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 09:56 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I find it very interesting and telling that progressives (socialist) and demos frequently find it necessary to call Fox News names. Not only that, but many of them seem to really hate Fox with a vengence and as we all know, the progressives are all about love and light, doing no harm (except killing babies) and being generally good people. So this is a very evident paradox exhibited from this group of people, worthy of study by a team of psychologists and psychiatrists.

I can only surmise that they are not really anti-hate folks at all, but simply conflicted about their loyalties to a stinking mess of an administration that has failed them and they search for someone else to blame and who else but the messenger.
edit on 8-1-2015 by Aliensun because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


Well that would lend support to the following story:



CONFIRMED: New Study Proves That Fox News Makes You Stupid


at:

www.dailykos.com...
edit on 8-1-2015 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

does that study have a 97% consensus among experts?




posted on Jan, 9 2015 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen I am a dish subscriber, I am holding out, hoping they will get this contract thing worked out. I read Fox News every morning so I not missing out on much goings on. But I like to sit and watch news as well.



posted on Jan, 9 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: Ceeker63

I am kind of having to fill some extra time with other excursions. This has interrupted by schedule.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
Over 14 million subscribers. I'm sure they are quaking. In fact, take away 90K and they still have over 14M.


Forget exactly what Dish charges :

Lets say $120 bucks a month * 12 months.

90,000 @ $120 =$10,800,000 per month from that 90lk

Multiplied over a year?

$129,600,000

People need to keep in mind what they advertise on their website is not what people end up paying.

Dish is loosing a snip load of money.




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