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Discussion in 'Orby TV - Support Forum' started by danristheman, Apr 15, 2019.
Any word on fox news coming to orby?
Only thing I've seen is on their site.
Why don’t you offer FOX News? Is this political?
We definitely do not have a political agenda. We don’t carry FOX News for the same reason we don’t carry certain sports channels – it’s too expensive! When a TV provider like Orby TV wants to carry a particular channel, they can often only do so by carrying a lot of other expensive channels from the same company. FOX News is owned by a company that owns a number of other channels – if you want one, you have to take them all. And to add insult to injury, you have to charge all of your customers for all of the channels, whether they want them or not! That could mean an extra $20, $30 or more per month. Our goal at Orby TV is to offer a broad line-up of channels at a terrific price. We’ve chosen not to carry expensive channels from certain companies on Orby TV. We will constantly look at new channels and add them only when we can do so while keeping the monthly price of Orby TV low.--------
I would have Orby right now if they had Fox news. I wonder if it would do any good to ask Fox to let them buy just news channel, or if they would even notice something like that.
cannonz I have heard this same response also, from other smaller carriers. Fox charges a crap ton of money to carry their channels, and from what I have heard, they do not split them out. Same with Viacom, Showtime, and others. I am actually surprised they are now carring HBO and Skinamax.
I hear that but I bet its slightly political too. Pluto.tv runs hard left young turks network and nbc news as moderate and nothing for right. Cox puts Fox between MTV and Comedy Central on our system in the "comedy and variety" section and no in the news section.
I read online fox charges a high premium for all their networks.
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I do not think it is political. In an isolated case I guess so. They do charge more, but they are the #1 watched cable channel.... not just also the #1 watched news cable channel. Huge viewership.
I remember getting D* in 1996 and Fox News had just started out. It was much different than the competition. Before internet and social media, it was more useful. Now, they just rehash and sensationalize news like all the others. I don’t miss it much.
Pluto.tv also carries Newsmax, which is very conservative, last I checked.
I am almost positive that if FOX would sell FOX NEWS without buying 1,000 other FOX channels, then more providers would carry it. For example, I'm sure if a fair price was offered, Sling would add it to their News Extra package. But I bet FOX would demand FOX NEWS be in a basic package (Blue) and more channels along with it, too.
That said, because Disney now bought most of the FOX networks, I wonder if this will change. (FOX NEWS is still owned by FOX broadcasting, and wasn't sold to Disney. But now that they don't have so many other channels they own, perhaps they will offer just their news channel at a reasonable price?)
Fox doesn’t own any other networks (cable networks) any more except for Fox Sports 1, and Fox Business, not saying they don’t want a lot to carry them, but there aren’t a whole host of channels anymore they control. Disney now has the other former sister channels.
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Oddly enough I notice on most TV providers, fox news is only available on mid to upper tiered channel packs. Just like VH1 classic or now called MTV Classic. Basic MTV or MTV2 is available on cheaper channel plans where the classic is only on higher priced plans. I guess only 50 year old higher paid people with hair loss still watch hair bands lol!!
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With the sale of most of Fox's channels to Disney, this maybe some residual leftover agreements still in place prior to said sale. I guess well just have to wait and see how this all shakes out. I mean there are other options also for conservative viewers, OAN and Newsmax.
Fox wants bucks. We were an early adopter of Fox radio news on WION when it first came out. Dellvery, affiliate communications, content all very smooth. when the contract came up for renwal, after the first period ended which was all "barter" (we run their in-newscast spots, we get the service free)...and we got to the part about renewing, they were going to go from ZERO dollars charged to THIRTY SIX HUNDRED for this small market station. They got the axe quickly. Got a little to big for their britches in popularity and wanted to cash-in. Lost other affiliates too in small (radio) markets.
They switched from Fox news here at wlki to abc news.
WLKI was always an affiliate of ABC news in "the good ol days" for at least a couple decades and at least up to when I left.
I love Fox News but I dont have cable. I found a way to get around this by finding a free web site link and casting it to my TV from my laptop or cell phone.