- Jun 6, 2013
Time to h7st out the OTAnteneas.
Time to h7st out the OTAnteneas.
TV locals want too much. There will be a time where the cost will no longer be worth it. Some streaming services do not carry locals. Dish/Direct may end up going the same way. That will push some subs back over to cable, but even cable is having the same issues. Why the FCC allowed locals to charge carriers is beyond me. It has done nothing but hurt the viewer while the corporations get more money. Yet OTA TV continues to be free.
For those that are lucky to have OTA. But streaming is a click away from those who want locals. I think most of the big 4 are carried by several streaming companies.DISH made the decision long ago that they are fine if a sub leaves during local channel disputes. They don't like it but they aren't going to back down and let these local channels hike the bill for everyone else. IF they agreed to their price demands that would be what would happen. But this is the way the local channels have been doing for as long as I can remember. They keep hiking their price with every contract negotiation. Thank God for ota antennas because you pay nothing for reception.
Comcaast just pays whatever the offered rate is.I know Comcast is different... but seeing how they raised or will be raising the cost for their local channels about $7, and some markets are now going to be between $20 and $27 for just the locals, Dish is doing something to keep the locals package at $12. The only increase was from $10 to $12 a couple of years ago - we aren't seeing the yearly $5-$7 increase for just locals like Comcast had. I am sure that Dish is absorbing costs in other ways and the true cost in different markets is more than $12, but I have to appreciate Dish fighting to keep costs down as much as they can.
Why wouldn't you hope Cox resolves it since they are the ones attempting the extortion? However, if you really want to blame someone point your finger at the incompetent FCC for allowing this station hoarding mess in the first place.Hopefully DISH gets this resolved or DISHPromise means people will promise to leave DISH.
It was congress who allowed it. That law would have to be repealed, too much lobbyist money to allow that to happen.Why the FCC allowed locals to charge carriers is beyond me. It has done nothing but hurt the viewer while the corporations get more money. Yet OTA TV continues to be free.
Could be I guess. Doesn't mean i agree but if true maybe DIsh feels Cox has more to lose than Dish. And if DISH knows there will be some increase if they come back paying nothing for awhile mitigates it some.It seems Cox is disputing Dish over the reason for the sudden removal of its channels. Cox claims they were perfectly OK with Dish keeping these channels up under the existing terms while negotiations continued, but Dish arbitrarily removed them. Who to believe.
Is there some advantage for Dish doing this?
If this is the case, I can see why more and more subs are dropping satellite and cable. Going OTA if available or picking up a streaming service.Could be I guess. Doesn't mean i agree but if true maybe DIsh feels Cox has more to lose than Dish. And if DISH knows there will be some increase if they come back paying nothing for awhile mitigates it some.
Judging from the DISH statement they are asking for such a big increase and on stations they don't yet own I believe Cox.
I did that myself last December when I cancelled my DISH account. I like Sling tv and have tried Youtube tv but I think I get more with Sling tv for less money.If this is the case, I can see why more and more subs are dropping satellite and cable. Going OTA if available or picking up a streaming service.