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b.Touch
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"Dish Network drops Fox News (swipe)"


  

          

(Lookit dat byline, BTW)

http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/21/dish-networks-latest-squabble-turns-off-fox-news-business-chan/

Dish Network's latest squabble turns off Fox News, Business channels
Richard Lawler | @rjcc | December 21st 2014 at 1:55 am

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Dish Network is without a couple of channels tonight because it couldn't reach a deal with major media company. After Turner and CBS, this time it's Fox. The dispute between the two is only affecting the Fox News and Fox Business channels, although Dish Network says the problem is that Fox wanted to bring some of its other channels into renewal negotiations, and blames the broadcaster for the blackout. Specifically called out are sports and entertainment channels (Fox Sports, FX, FXX?) Dish claims Fox wanted to triple its rates on. Of course, Fox has its own version of the events, claiming Dish is the one doing the blocking, and lauding the news channel's "nearly two decades without a blackout. For now, we'll just call this one a weekend break from the drone of cable news (the truly concerned can check out each side's propaganda websites -- Fox, Dish) and will let you know if anything changes.


Fox:
It is disappointing that, after nearly two decades without a blackout, FOX News Channel has been blocked by DISH Network. We care deeply about our viewers and hope that they will regain access to the number one cable news channel soon. We will continue to work around the clock to reach an agreement with DISH, as we have done with every other pay-TV provider for 18 years. This is the third time in as many months that DISH customers have suffered through a blackout due to DISH's intransigence. DISH's record speaks for itself, and makes its rhetoric about 'reasonable' agreements ring hollow
Dish Network:

"It's like we're about to close on a house and the realtor is trying to make us buy a new car as well," said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming. "Fox blacked out two of its news channels, using them as leverage to triple rates on sports and entertainment channels that are not in this contract."

This service disruption comes despite DISH's offer of a short-term contract extension that would preserve the channels as the two parties continue to negotiate.

"DISH has had a productive relationship with Fox for many years," added Schlichting. "We regret the service disruption to our customers, and remain committed to reaching an agreement that promptly returns this content to DISH's programming lineup."

  

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did they get CNN back yet or nah?
Dec 22nd 2014
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yes, as a consequence of the tmeporary contract extension
Dec 22nd 2014
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that is a good selling point
Dec 22nd 2014
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yeah, they had AMC off for a few months...
Dec 22nd 2014
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dish is allllways in some shit
Dec 22nd 2014
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post jack but anybody ever see the OAN channel?
Dec 22nd 2014
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ha, the douchebag that owns it tried to sue us once
Dec 22nd 2014
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veritas
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1. "did they get CNN back yet or nah?"
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i still blame hip-hop.

  

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b.Touch
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Mon Dec-22-14 11:36 AM

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2. "yes, as a consequence of the tmeporary contract extension"
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Mon Dec-22-14 11:36 AM by b.Touch

  

          

for TBS and TNT.

They brought back the other Turner networks as well as they hash out an agreement.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102208590#.

  

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Mon Dec-22-14 11:48 AM

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3. "that is a good selling point"
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Mon Dec-22-14 11:49 AM by RobOne4

  

          

but really Dish seems to be passing commercials every year about dropping this channel and that channel. Didnt they drop AMC for a minute? They have more issues than any other provider.

November 8th, 2005 The greatest night in the history of GD!

  

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b.Touch
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4. "yeah, they had AMC off for a few months..."
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Mon Dec-22-14 12:19 PM by b.Touch

  

          

...while "Breaking Bad" was still new on the air.

  

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5. "dish is allllways in some shit"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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6. "post jack but anybody ever see the OAN channel?"
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i was at a friends house and he put it on the other day. it's even dumber then fox news. the talking heads are NOT ready for prime time cause they all looked insane.

  

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7. "ha, the douchebag that owns it tried to sue us once"
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because we said on that podcast that his other channel WealthTV sucks. which it does.

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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