BIG 10 is BACK - A Deal Has Been Reached!

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Just a note to those of you who want to call Dish to get a discount or cancel, make sure you get the loyalty department for the best deals available. Don't forget to be friendly while still letting them know you are frustrated with channels being dropped. Also remember that if you do not subscribe to a ton of programming or haven't been a customer very long that you may not get as great a deal as some others.

I just did the online chat and was offered some great deals. More than I even asked for. I was able to lower my bill about $30. I have been paying over $160 before so I'm still paying more than the average customer so I wouldn't expect to get the same savings as me.

Hopefully this makes it easier for you to get some deals from Dish and also makes it easier on Dish dealing with customers who are a little more pleasant.

My husband called Dish last night just to let them know that if BTN isn't back soon, we most likely have to leave Dish. He wasn't after any deals or discounts, because if there is no BTN, it doesn't matter. He was transferred to some Account Specialist and had quite a lengthy, civil conversation, mostly about the reactions of the fans. Depending on the state they were from, some were more concerned about basketball than football ;). Anyway, we are getting a $50 credit on our next bill, but there may not even be a next bill.

For what it's worth, we were told that Dish and BTN are still in negotiations.
 
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I think that is what we are all want to know. If Big Ten can't reach agreement with Dish, I'm leaving.

Yep, all the discounts in the world don't solve the problem of not having BTN. Besides football, I watch a few basketball games and watch tons of hockey. BTN is a must carry channel in my neighborhood - nationwide. Let's hope Dish reaches an agreement with BTN soon.
 
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I work for dish and I'm ready to switch. Live in Madison, WI and work long hours on Saturdays. All I want is to DVR the game and watch it when I get home. Just a note if anyone in a position of power is reading, I would happily pay an extra $5 or $6 a month for BTN a la carte. Or a one time fee each year of maybe $60 to have it for at least football season. Don't get much into the other sports
 
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I work for dish and I'm ready to switch. Live in Madison, WI and work long hours on Saturdays. All I want is to DVR the game and watch it when I get home. Just a note if anyone in a position of power is reading, I would happily pay an extra $5 or $6 a month for BTN a la carte. Or a one time fee each year of maybe $60 to have it for at least football season. Don't get much into the other sports

if you live outside of a Big10 state you already do..... $9 a month for multi-sport
 
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i just an email from the big ten network. i signed up for announcements. They recommend dish users to make alternate plans to view the games this weekend. the mention that dish wants special treatment. it doesn't look like this will be resolved by game time.

it's too bad they also blocked dish users from viewing the live stream from the app on ipad or android.

this is definitely frustrating that i went be able to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes. I called into dish and was able to get $10 credit for six months for more having the big ten network. the person told me there are other football games i can watch. i told her i.wanted to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes. years ago it used to be that i was able to watch all the games on local tv.

i.hope this gets resolved soon.I'm still hoping something gets resolved by this weekend but am not counting on it.

when i went to the big ten network website it says dish.dropped the big ten network. according to dish they are still negotiating. it would be nice if someone let us know what is truly going on.They are both blaming the other party.
 
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[h=1]DISH, Big Ten Network still at impasse[/h]Eastern Michigan football fans who subscribe to DISH Network may not be able to watch the Eagles’ game at Michigan State on Saturday, and Michigan fans could be in the dark for future games.


DISH and the Big Ten Network have still not come to an agreement over a contract dispute and don't appear to be any closer to reaching a deal than they were when talks fell through last Friday night.

http://www.annarbor.com/sports/dish...ld-affect-future-michigan-games/#.UFt2q1SHTGw
 
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i just an email from the big ten network. i signed up for announcements. They recommend dish users to make alternate plans to view the games this weekend. the mention that dish wants special treatment. it doesn't look like this will be resolved by game time.

it's too bad they also blocked dish users from viewing the live stream from the app on ipad or android.

this is definitely frustrating that i went be able to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes. I called into dish and was able to get $10 credit for six months for more having the big ten network. the person told me there are other football games i can watch. i told her i.wanted to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes. years ago it used to be that i was able to watch all the games on local tv.

i.hope this gets resolved soon.I'm still hoping something gets resolved by this weekend but am not counting on it.

when i went to the big ten network website it says dish.dropped the big ten network. according to dish they are still negotiating. it would be nice if someone let us know what is truly going on.They are both blaming the other party.

Welcome to the world of contract negotiations. It happens with every provider. As the season progresses I think BTN is losing their upperhand. People will be missing fewer games and the way the B1G is playing no one will care to watch them. I have been told by Dish that they are still negotiating as well but it doesn't look that good. Luckily I wil be at the iowa game.
 
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I don't really care much about BTN, but then I'm reminded of the old quote...

First they came for AMC,
and I didn't speak out because I don't watch AMC.

Then they came for BTN,
and I didn't speak out because I don't watch BTN.

Then they came for a channel I do watch,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
 
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I hate it for all the BT fans.Really had hoped they would get this resolved,the longer it takes the more customers dish is going to lose.You would think that would light a fire under them but,so far nothing seems to get them very excited to keep channels on.
 
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My guess is a lot of people that are in the wait and see mode will pull the trigger and make a chance once confernace play starst for football next week. I am about at that point. NOthing to base it on but gut feel but if an agreement is not reached by the time Conf play starts then I would not be suprised if we will not see a Big Ten Netowrk foorball season on Dish
 
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Scherrman said:
Welcome to the world of contract negotiations. It happens with every provider. As the season progresses I think BTN is losing their upperhand. People will be missing fewer games and the way the B1G is playing no one will care to watch them. I have been told by Dish that they are still negotiating as well but it doesn't look that good. Luckily I wil be at the iowa game.

I know it happens. over the post couple of years i have seen it happen to direct tv, mediacom as well as dish. these negotiations can happen on any provider.

i am unhappy but don't feel it's worth switching providers. i got the hopper when it came out and have have about 18 months left on my contact.

overall I have been happy with dish. They have continued to upgrade the software for the hopper to make it better though there are still some things i would like to see.

have fun at the Iowa game.
 
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I too was at the point of almost switching, then I spoke with eddie in the loyalty department. He was very understanding and most of all he listened. In the end I am getting the hoppa installed on sunday at no cost and all the premiums free for 3 months. I did not ask and was not looking for anything. We talked about btn and while I know he knows nothing it still felt better to have a conversation with someone from dish that understood.

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BTN is more valuable during basketball season than football. Way more basketball games and the season is longer. Now basketball is not as popular nationwide, but it's a big deal in Big Ten country. If Dish thinks they can just wait it out through football season they are sorely mistaken. I can handle missing it during football season because I can easily go to a bar to watch the small handful of games on the BTN for my team. For basketball there will be 15+ games on BTN. That's my breaking point. No BTN by basketball season, no Dish for me.
 
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I know it happens. over the post couple of years i have seen it happen to direct tv, mediacom as well as dish. these negotiations can happen on any provider.

i am unhappy but don't feel it's worth switching providers. i got the hopper when it came out and have have about 18 months left on my contact.

overall I have been happy with dish. They have continued to upgrade the software for the hopper to make it better though there are still some things i would like to see.

have fun at the Iowa game.

I have the Hopper too and love it. I have my TVs set up just the way I want it and can't see any other provider being able to do better. It's going to take more than a couple dropped channels to get me to switch. Of course it helps that they give me some offers every so often to keep my cost down a little.
 
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BTN is more valuable during basketball season than football. No BTN by basketball season, no Dish for me.

You are absolutely right about that in Iowa. Many basketball fans need Big10 for Iowa hoops. Many of the posts here seem to imply that once we're past football season that it doesn't matter until next year. That is totally false for those that watch Big10 basketball. The longer it goes, the less I believe that any agreement is going to be reached in a reasonable timeframe. If we get past football season- that's it for me. I've been out of contract for over 5 years with Dish now. I'd like to to think that Dish is aware this Big10 fiasco will affect their bottom line.
 
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You are absolutely right about that in Iowa. Many basketball fans need Big10 for Iowa hoops. Many of the posts here seem to imply that once we're past football season that it doesn't matter until next year. That is totally false for those that watch Big10 basketball. The longer it goes, the less I believe that any agreement is going to be reached in a reasonable timeframe. If we get past football season- that's it for me. I've been out of contract for over 5 years with Dish now. I'd like to to think that Dish is aware this Big10 fiasco will affect their bottom line.

Do you not think the B10 bottom line will be affected from the loss of Dish's business?
 
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Once Purdue gets to Conference Football we will see if there is a solution to Dish dropping BTN. We have some tickets so those weekends won't matter much. I don't know how the people on this forum got through to someone that actually cared about customer service at Dish but it hasn't happened for me. The somewhat polite, overall condescending rep expecting me to buy into the 'fact' that Dish is doing everything to with AMC and BTN (and all the locals) so that they can remain the only provider to not raise rates (which isn't true, my rates have increased they raise rates when adding programming {which is fine} but never lower prices when they take things away unless you call and make a stink). Dropping programming so that they don't have to raise rates is not what the customer wants. Adding PAC12 at the same time they decide to drop BTN is a sign that they had no intention of operating in good faith with BTN and with the consumers. Get a cheap network with very little demand (only a few regional cable systems run PAC12) to replace a well liked network so that they can charge the same amount and make more money per user. I enjoy our Dish system but if the programming I want is not there then why would I stay? I asked this of the condescending rep on the phone and I got the canned answer that by helping BTN and Fox I was going to hurt everyone else. Staying with Dish will help keep my solidarity with the 'people' and not support the 'evil empire' networks that only want to hurt me and other consumers while taking lollipops from children, kicking puppies and mugging almoners.
 
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Do you not think the B10 bottom line will be affected from the loss of Dish's business?

I'm not sure what Dish had been paying BTN but just say it was $1 per customer. There's a couple million a month they are now out. That has to affect them.
 
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Once Purdue gets to Conference Football we will see if there is a solution to Dish dropping BTN. We have some tickets so those weekends won't matter much. I don't know how the people on this forum got through to someone that actually cared about customer service at Dish but it hasn't happened for me. The somewhat polite, overall condescending rep expecting me to buy into the 'fact' that Dish is doing everything to with AMC and BTN (and all the locals) so that they can remain the only provider to not raise rates (which isn't true, my rates have increased they raise rates when adding programming {which is fine} but never lower prices when they take things away unless you call and make a stink). Dropping programming so that they don't have to raise rates is not what the customer wants. Adding PAC12 at the same time they decide to drop BTN is a sign that they had no intention of operating in good faith with BTN and with the consumers. Get a cheap network with very little demand (only a few regional cable systems run PAC12) to replace a well liked network so that they can charge the same amount and make more money per user. I enjoy our Dish system but if the programming I want is not there then why would I stay? I asked this of the condescending rep on the phone and I got the canned answer that by helping BTN and Fox I was going to hurt everyone else. Staying with Dish will help keep my solidarity with the 'people' and not support the 'evil empire' networks that only want to hurt me and other consumers while taking lollipops from children, kicking puppies and mugging almoners.

OK.......So what did you want the rep to do? You have all the right in the world to switch to another provider to watch what you want. Dish has all the right in the world to do what they feel is best for their company. I'm not seeing a problem here. Everyone just needs to do what they feel benefits them the best and that's about as simple as it can be.
 

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