- Mar 30, 2009
Most of the programming I watch is from my local RSN my pro basketball, pro baseball, and local college games. This really is a bummer.
The point being what?making money?
dish is running a 25% profit margin, so they are not doing bad either
btw newscorp is only @ 7-8%
Comcast is now running commercials in my area saying that they are missing out of FX and all fox channels if they are a dish customer, and if they call them to switch they will guarantee you a better deal than what you are paying dish for.
And Fox will probably say, "Fine, it will hurt you more than it hurts us. Those that want these RSNs will continue to watch them through another provider"Dish should take the remaining RSNs and make them full time HD. Then tell Fox they are going to reallocate the satellite space, so they better come to terms now or there will no longer be space available for any carriage.
... They will get a bit more time to work it out, but if they don't, we will leave.
Our family does watch sports and if they don't settle, we will go somewhere we can watch what we would like to.
Not going to take sides in the dispute. I don't really care.
I pay for a service to be able to view what I want to view. If I can't view that programming on Dish, I will go to somewhere I can. Plain and simple.
Dish should take the remaining RSNs and make them full time HD. Then tell Fox they are going to reallocate the satellite space, so they better come to terms now or there will no longer be space available for any carriage.
Channel 6, by the way, had been owned by Fox. It was sold in 2007, along with 17 other Fox affiliates, to a company called Local TV LLC. That company has its own negotiations going with Dish, and Channel 6 general manager Chuck Steinmetz tells me the group has given Fox its proxy to handle the talks.
"If the agreement isn't signed, we would come off Dish here in the market," Steinmetz says.
Ala carte offering of sports channels is unlikely to happen unless the Government steps in and forces it.
How many homes would ESPN be in if people had to $15 - $18 per month for a package of ESPN channels? To break even on ala carte ESPN would need 35 million subs.
Once their business model fell apart they would not be able to pay big rights fees to all the leagues and teams.
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Im sure that the majority are very negative. And dish had more than enough warning, hell I gave it to them myself. If they would have done what I said, 4 months ago, they wouldnt be in this situation! I even offered a helping hand. I got laughed at. I predicted if they stayed on the course that the titanic would begin to sink. Sure enough, 4 months later they have lost not only disney, but FX, Natgeo, and all of the Fox owned RSN's. It wasnt hard seeing this trainwreck coming, yet some on this board wont get credit due where its due and will still find a way to bitch about how the bob's still have it wrong when we were more than 1000 percent right all allong. :up