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    Comcast Rates going UP

    I see Comcast came to a deal with Disney today and will carry the ACC Network. I guess that is part of the increase
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    Comcast Rates going UP

    I talked to one of my friends who has Comcast here in Chicago, and he said that he received a notification that the new rates go into effect here on Jan 1, 2022. RSN fee is up to $17.30 (up from $14.45, increase of $2.85) and the local channels is up to $19.75 (up from $16.20, increase of...
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    Dish Scapes on 199 is interesting

    I am trying to figure out where 198 is for the early preview. I guess Dish decided against turning it on, unless it is available on the hopper only. I have a VIP211k, so if that is the case I wouldn't see it.
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    No Programming Offers on my Dish Account

    I have Top 250 and the only thing I would gain is NFL RedZone and Outside TV or Outdoors TV or whatever that channel is called...I know that I only gain 2 channels if I were to get it. With no RSN's anymore, almost to the point that Dish should ditch the multisport pack and RedZone becomes a...
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    Comcast Rates going UP

    Wow - a $4.50 increase in just the broadcast channels fee and $2 on the RSN fee - so $6.50 just for those two items. Last year Chicago Comcast had $6.20 increase in RSN fee. Have not seen what this area will have for new prices.
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    why won't Dish fix their idiotic guide issues?

    I have seen this same thing - try to record something like Young Sheldon off of CBS, and the guide says "New" and the recording is set for a new episode, but about 1/2 the time the recording doesn't happen. The other thing I hope they can fix is since channels started sharing broadcast...
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    Dish Scapes on 199 is interesting

    The other thing on Dish's site is that there are 2 Dish Scapes this upcoming month. There is supposed to be Early Access to the December Dish Scape on channel 198 (doesn't say what day the early access begins) and then on 305 there is a Santa's Workshop DishScape. 305 is only through an...
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    Dish Scapes on 199 is interesting

    Next month is a Christmas Themed Dish Scape. Country Christmas - "Quaint Christmas Tree farm in the snowy mountains"
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    I love Dish but can no longer justify it.

    I have been Dish much less time than you have been. I got Dish in November 2009 and started with the "Classic Silver 200" package at $52.99 a month along with Multi-Sport Pack with RedZone for $5.99 a month. Had my Comcast Sportsnet Chicago and got all my local sports. Time has changed in the...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    I hear you with Comcast. The Regional Sports fee is now $14.50 for NBC Sports Chicago/Marquee and local channel fee is $16.20 in the Chicago area on Comcast. Almost $31 in additional fees that you can't get out of. I haven't heard from any of my friends who have Comcast what the 2022 prices...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Excellent article on the future of RSN's and gets into Dish - a lot we already know but some great numbers to take a look at, and ties so many things together from the other companies (Comcast, AT&T, Altitude). The average cost per subscribers are listed for some of the RSN's - this is the...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    I sort of was. I was referencing the $5 hike in January of 2021 then the $5 increase that went into effect today for a total of $10 during the 2021 calendar year.
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Here is a large article on the Dish deal with Sinclair. Summary points: Dish and Sinclair have ended negotiations for the RSNs - most likely never coming back to Dish Sinclair was concerned that they would lose leverage on the local channels once NFL season ended and they wanted to get the new...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    https://sportsbusinessjournal.com/Journal/Issues/2021/11/15/Insiders/Sports-media.aspx Dish and the fact they aren't carrying the RSN's is mentioned. We knew this earlier, but analysts are noticing it as well: Kannan Venkateshwar, Barclays managing director of U.S. media, cable and telecom...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Here is the Dish release: DISH and Sinclair Reach New Multi-Year Carriage Agreement No mention of the RSN's
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