Directv contract with Fox networks coming up...AGREEMENT REACHED

Status
Please reply by conversation.
M

Mr Tony

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
299
48
Mankato, MN
just happened to see this while in "all" guide

The following channels have a -1 that says basically if a deal isnt reached by 11/1 some FSN networks will be dropped. This doesnt affect Fox affiliates or Fox News

stations that show this slate
646-1 FS SOUTH
649-1 SPORTSSOUTH
653-1 SUNSHINE
654-1 FS FLORIDA
660-2 FS OHIO
661-2 FS CINCY
663-1 FS DETROIT
668-1 FS NORTH
671-1 FS MIDWEST
676-1 FS SOUTHWEST
686-1 FS ARIZONA
692-1 FS WEST
694-1 PRIME TICKET

Also assume the part time ones would go too....like I say its just in the guide right now. I wont worry until maybe a week from Monday (Halloweenie) ;)

If you dont remember, they had an issue with YES that was gonna be dropped day after opening day...and it never did (they had a week extra and reached an agreement) so I'm not worried :)
 
M

Mr Tony

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
299
48
Mankato, MN
I guess its more than that. Also on these channels

FX
National Geographic Channel
Speed Channel
Fox Soccer Channel
Fox Movie Channel
Fox Deportes
FuelTV
 
C

CK SatGuy

Formerly ckhalil18
Feb 7, 2011
4,023
112
The Motor City
Hopefully it won't become like the Dish-FOX fiasco we had a year ago (Can't believe it's been a year already.:eek:)
 
M

Mr Tony

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
299
48
Mankato, MN
hope not. The last dispute was with YES and that was never pulled. They worked out last minute deal
 
C

CK SatGuy

Formerly ckhalil18
Feb 7, 2011
4,023
112
The Motor City
Well, YES isn't owned by FOX and it seems over the last couple years, FOX has been a$$holes when it comes to raising rates for their programming. First it was cablevision, then Dish and now it seems to be D*'s turn. Hopefully everything works out for the best.
 
C

CK SatGuy

Formerly ckhalil18
Feb 7, 2011
4,023
112
The Motor City
I guess its more than that. Also on these channels

FX
National Geographic Channel
Speed Channel
Fox Soccer Channel
Fox Movie Channel
Fox Deportes
FuelTV
Was kind of hoping to see Nat Geo Wild to be involved as well. Maybe FOX would've forced D* to add it in HD.:D Besides Fox Movie channel, D* already has these in HD so nothing much to hope for on the HD front.
 
Mariah2014

Mariah2014

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 21, 2006
652
1
Somewhere in Washington
I found this article kind of interesting considering the situation going on between both parties.
DirecTV Threatens to Pull Fox Networks Amid Carriage Dispute - The Hollywood Reporter
"They have given us no chance to respond before taking an unnecessarily aggressive posture and going public," Fox said.

DirecTV has told Fox Networks that it will drop the channels Nov. 1 if the two companies don't come to an agreement in the ongoing carriage dispute.
Fox said late Thursday that it has offered an extend during the ongoing negotiations but that DirecTV "has informed us and their customers that unless we agree to their demands, they 'will suspend our networks on Nov. 1.'"
Fox added that DirecTV sent a proposal out Tuesday.
"They have given us no chance to respond before taking an unnecessarily aggressive posture and going public," Fox Networks said in a statement. "It is disappointing that they have chosen bad faith tactics over meaningful negotiation.
"We have proposed to keep the Fox Networks on DirecTV for the same price, and on the same terms as they are currently carried while we attempt to work out a fair agreement. Unfortunately, DirecTV has decided that unless they get their way, they are going to pull the plug on their customers Nov. 1."
 
tigerfan33

tigerfan33

Pub Member / Supporter
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 12, 2007
7,241
580
Alabama
Hell. I feel like I'm back at Dish with Charlie!!
Would hate to lose my RSN and FX.
RSN hd was my primary reason for the switch back.
 
tigerfan33

tigerfan33

Pub Member / Supporter
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 12, 2007
7,241
580
Alabama
Thanks Directv:(
This is not the way you play poker!!
Sorry Charlie. Couldn't resist.

Fox says it has proposed to allow DirecTV to continue to carry its networks for the current price and terms while negotiations continue. "Unfortunately, DirecTV has decided that unless they get their way, they are going to pull the plug on their customers Nov. 1."
 
J

JerseyMatt

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 17, 2010
1,193
0
Midwest
The thing is, by Directv (threatening to) yank the channels first, it's a pre-emptive strike against Fox. It gives Directv the upper hand in the negotiations. Fox is getting ballsy because they were able to basically extort huge hikes out of Cablevision, Comcast, TWC, and Dish by pulling the channels off those providers and holding them hostage, and now they want to try it with Directv. Except it seems like Mike White has the balls to stand up against Fox and tell them no we're not paying a 40% hike, rather than bend over and take it up the keister like Charlie, Brian Roberts, Glenn Britt, and the Dolans did. If you let one company walk all over you, they're ALL going to do it (I know ABC and Scripps [HGTV/Food Network/et al] have both bent Cablevision over before Fox did).
 
Last edited by a moderator:
T

TDK1044

SatelliteGuys Guru
Jun 23, 2008
126
0
It's just the usual posturing between two companies that have more money than sense.
 
F

fero

Member
Aug 13, 2008
10
0
what about the champions league games?

Will the Champions league games? I think that Fox Soccer licensed those to DTV, but I'm not sure...
 
J

JerseyMatt

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 17, 2010
1,193
0
Midwest
Bahahha! My thoughts on that subject are bound to piss off a lot of people here so I'll keep it to myself
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Juan

Juan

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Sep 14, 2003
27,960
6,581
Moscow Russia
Directv prolly had "sweetheart deals" with Fox when Rupert owned both...Now Fox is telling D* to pony up the cash
 
M

Mr Tony

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
299
48
Mankato, MN
removed the political part of the post and the responses

crap like that doesn't belong in a thread like this. Lets keep it on topic with the developments of the contract
 
M

Mr Tony

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
299
48
Mankato, MN
Directv prolly had "sweetheart deals" with Fox when Rupert owned both...Now Fox is telling D* to pony up the cash

But unlike your precious DIsh that just drops the channel Directv will work it out
 
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Similar threads

J
Replies
2
Views
2K
dfergie
dfergie
lacubs
Replies
203
Views
18K
stonecold
stonecold
jcrandall
Replies
0
Views
553
jcrandall
jcrandall
L
Replies
100
Views
18K
JerryVolunteer
JerryVolunteer

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Top