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flyingsquirrel
10-14-2010, 09:32 AM
Dish subscribers might be interested in this. The numbers that cablevision is paying now vs. what Fox wants in a new contract are indeed staggering.

Fox-Cablevision Battle Factored Into Stocks: Analyst - 2010-10-13 19:09:59 | Multichannel News (http://www.multichannel.com/article/458391-Fox_Cablevision_Battle_Factored_Into_Stocks_Analyst.php)

If this is what Fox wants from Dish, then I can't blame Dish.

mdram
10-14-2010, 09:49 AM
is it a rate hike? a requirement for a lower tier, thuse more viewers and more money?
both?

flyingsquirrel
10-14-2010, 09:55 AM
is it a rate hike? a requirement for a lower tier, thuse more viewers and more money?
both?

Let's look at just retransmission rights for the New York News Corp stations, because it's simple.

"In his report, Joyce estimated that Cablevision pays about $8.6 million a year for WNYW-TV and WWOR-TV in New York, and that News Corp. is now seeking $34 million a year."

I assume every Cablevision subscriber gets those stations. So this translates to just less than a 400% increase, just for those two local stations.

There's nothing fancy about that. It's just a money grab. No increase in value to the subscriber. Just more money. There's no other way to nuance it.

kvnfl
10-14-2010, 11:04 AM
Holy garbanzo beans, Batman. The rate increases are beyond ridiculous. In addition to two stations above News Corp is seeking the following current - extensions:

Fox Business Network current pays $3.7 million a year for - seeking $18.4 million (500%)
National Geographic Wild at $2.9 million - seeking $14.7 million (507%)
Fox Deportes at $500,000 - seeking $2.3 million (460%)

No provider would agree to those increases. It is almost like News Corp wants to close their broadcast business and tell the board it was Cablevision, Dish, Direc,...that killed them.

empiretc
10-14-2010, 11:13 AM
they need to separate themselves out as a 'Fox' package.

r_childress
10-14-2010, 12:30 PM
I read on HD report that FX is making about $1.3 billion a year in profit and that approximately $700 million is from retransmission fees and more importantly, thay plan to use retransmission fees as a driving force for profits in the future. At some point this has got to stop. I understand making profits, that's capitalism, but at some point a line must be drawn.

bobvick
10-14-2010, 12:33 PM
As bad as I hate to say it, I believe that it is time for the FCC to get involved. I realize that everything that the government touches gets screwed up, but I don't know if they could screw up this re-trans mess any more than it already is.

navychop
10-14-2010, 12:49 PM
Well I just don't think I'll miss them.

tomcrown1
10-14-2010, 01:13 PM
I hope dish pulls all of fox offerings. I know dish will see a Hugh increase in it's sub base as their is at least 1 to 3 million folks who would like to see newscorp go under and will switch to dish.

whitewolf8214
10-14-2010, 01:31 PM
I hope dish pulls all of fox offerings. I know dish will see a Hugh increase in it's sub base as their is at least 1 to 3 million folks who would like to see newscorp go under and will switch to dish.

i dont want fox to leave dish direct tv or any cable company.if they should leave then cnn and msnbc should leave all companies too.if fox leaves dish i see alot of people leaving dish for dorect tv or cable companies:)

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