Fox Corp. Warns Viewers Of Its Networks About Potential DirecTV Blackout

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The response was to if Streaming was part of the dispute ...
What does that have to do with Dish and Disney ???
You posted that directv stream was also part of it if the stations are pulled.
I was making the point that it was the same when Dish and Disney/ESPN had a dispute. Sling also lost the stations because they are the streaming version of Dish.
 
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The irony of this whole thing is that FOX used to own directv
Bet they are quite happy they sold it based on what is going on with them and Traditional Providers now,
 
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Unless Streaming is part of the dispute contract.

Update:

An impasse between Fox and DirecTV would not just impact the 13 million customers who continue to pay for satellite television: It would also affect hundreds of thousands of customers who pay for DirecTV Stream, the streaming TV alternative operated by the company.

In addition to Fox’s cable channels, a carriage dispute would also require DirecTV and DirecTV Stream to pull Fox-owned stations in several major markets, including:

  • KCPQ (Channel 13, Seattle/Tacoma)
  • KDFW (Channel 4, Dallas)
  • KMSP (Channel 9, Minneapolis)
  • KRIV (Channel 26, Houston)
  • KSAZ (Channel 10, Phoenix)
  • KTBC (Channel 7, Austin)
  • KTTV (Channel 11, Los Angeles)
  • KTVU (Channel 2, San Francisco/Oakland)
  • WAGA (Channel 5, Atlanta)
  • WFLD (Channel 32, Chicago)
  • WJBK (Channel 2, Detroit)
  • WITI (Channel 6, Milwaukee)
  • WNYW (Channel 5, New York City)
  • WOFL (Channel 35, Orlando)
  • WTTG (Channel 5, Washington, D.C.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13, Tampa/St. Petersburg)
  • WTXF (Channel 29, Philadelphia)
I'm not sure what other Fox affiliates might also be affected.

This Will interrupt the NFL games if it does happen.
That is not what I was referring to. There are Fox apps for streaming, and in the case of Fox Sports, the PQ for 4K is superior to DTV. All you need is a login for (or a close friend/relative) to access them.
 
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That is not what I was referring to. There are Fox apps for streaming, and in the case of Fox Sports, the PQ for 4K is superior to DTV. All you need is a login for (or a close friend/relative) to access them.
Oh..just steal it...thanks but no thanks
 
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Oh..just steal it...thanks but no thanks
And I agree that stealing is bad and wrong. But both the ability to do so, and the availability of some the same programming on other services is cutting into the retransmission booty for station owners everywhere.

At the end of the day, as always, this will get worked out. DirecTV is the go to system for sports fans and, more importantly, sports bars and the loss of FS1 and 2, and OTA Fox in big markets, would hurt their standing at a time it really needs to marshal its resources for the coming streaming bubble collapse.
 
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My local Fox affiliate (Cleveland) is owned by Nexstar, not Fox, so they are safe, correct?
 
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DIRECTV needs to sign a new contract that runs out in June. Now is the worst time to renew. FOX was pretty smart to plan this out.


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Suit yourself, but stealing? That's a real stretch!
Juan and I agree on nothing usually, this time he is right.

TV Everywhere apps are provided as part of the per channel fees that providers ( and you) pay, if DirecTV ( or anyone else) is not paying those fees at the time then they should not be available to you, it costs money to put those apps up.

It is no different then using someone else’s login for Netflix.

If you do not like it, switch service, or try out a different service temporarily like YTTV so you can watch Football this weekend.
 
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Doesn't matter if they drop them --REASON: if they do drop them NO D*TV Subscriber will ever see a Price reduction for those missing channels --Should they go away Life will continue for me
 
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DIRECTV needs to sign a new contract that runs out in June. Now is the worst time to renew. FOX was pretty smart to plan this out.


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Well Fox sure paid a lot for FIFA world cup soccer? I think they need ratings as soccer is way behind the top 4 sports? So Is losing money part of their strategy?
 
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Bruce and I never agree on anything, and Bruce is right. Password sharing is stealing, that simple.

Anyway, Fox’s strategy is not to lose money, and it isn’t losing money. It is fair to say that Fox has a different view of the supposed inevitability of non-linear streaming. Time will tell who is right, but my money is on Fox (literally).

But the new world of multiple options makes retransmission issues different. In the not too distant past, if one of the three providers (DISH, DirecTV, local cable bandit) dropped a channel, it was an investment of time and generally money to switch. Now it is just signing up for a linear streaming alternative, or stealing from one. And some of the material is on other services you might be paying for anyway.

This should, over time, cause retransmission prices to go down. It also is why no provider will ever sell sports a la carte.
 
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i get the feeling DirecTV and Fox will reach a short term agreement so people can see US vs Netherlands on Saturday, as that's a huge deal with this year's World Cup.

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I'm in the DFW market & I haven't as yet seen any Crawlers on the channel indicating the carriage dispute. I may have missed it but I've been tuning into KDFW Channel 4 for the last 2-3 days off & on.

The reason may be that KDFW appears to be owned (according to the small print at the end of their local news at the bottom of the screen) by "NW Communications of North Texas" (or something close to that).

I have seen the ads & Crawler at the bottom of FS1.
 

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