Dish Network HEMORRHAGING Subscribers After Dropping Fox News

It’s only been a few days Dish Network decided to drop Fox News from their channel lineup, and already subscribers are fleeing the provider like rats on a sinking ship.

According to tracking company, Multi Channel, Dish has already lost over 90,000 subscribers as a direct result of killing off Fox and it shows no sign of slowing down. Dish currently has over 14 million subscribers.

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A rep for MultiChannel had the following to say about the sharp drop in paying customers, “It is unfortunate that the millions of Fox News viewers on Dish were used as pawns by their provider… Continue reading

CBS GOES DARK ON DISH NETWORK

As of 4:pm Friday, millions of Dish Network customers lost CBS programming after the two media giants failed to agree on a new contract.

Negotiations, which went down to the wire, continued 24 hours beyond a Thursday deadline, but no agreement was ultimately met.

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“Effective today at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, CBS programming is no longer available to Dish subscribers in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Dallas, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh and several other markets,” CBS said in a statement. Continue reading

DirecTV – GOODBYE MTV, COMEDY CTR, NICK AND 14 OTHERS DARK

DirecTV shut off Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 14 other channels on Wednesday because the rich a-holes involved can’t reach an agreement.

DirecTV said the networks had to be dropped from the lineup because of a dispute over fees.

DirecTV is the largest U.S. satellite TV company servicing 20 million subscribers and Viacom is only one of many content providers, at least that’s the angle DirecTV wants to spin. But the fact is, without a new proposal none of Viacom’s content will continue to broadcast on DirecTV and no resolution is in sight as the latest round of talks collapsed.

DirecTV’s had been in contract with Viacom for the last seven years but that expired at midnight Tuesday.

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said, “In the last 7 years since we did the last DirecTV deal, we have successfully and peacefully concluded affiliate agreements with every major distributor in the U.S. We are prepared to move forward. It’s unfortunate consumers for the first time are not able to enjoy our channels.” He added, “I don’t want to negotiate in public.”

AMC Networks, known for shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Mad Men,” had a similar problem with Dish Network after the two companies failed to reach a new contract. That issue was resolved before the channels went dark.

In recent years the “carriage fee” demanded by content producers such as Viacom and ultimately incurred by satellite providers has increased significantly.

“We have been very willing to get a deal done, but Viacom is pushing DirecTV customers to pay more than a 30 percent increase, which equates to an extra $1 billion, despite the fact that the ratings for many of their main networks have plummeted,” DirecTV Executive Vice President Derek Change said in a statement.

In a blog post on Viacom’s website, spokesman Mark Jafar wrote that despite Viacom’s “best efforts,” DirecTV rejected proposals to renew their contract.

As the subscriber, YOU GET TO BE THE PAWN IN ALL THIS MESS! WHILE YOU PAY YOUR BILL EVERY MONTH! ENJOY YOUR SERVICES SUCKERS (me included :)

If FX Leaves DirecTV Nov. 1, Will YOU Follow?

DirectTV doesn’t want to pay Newscorp, the owner of FX, the amount of money Newscorp thinks they deserve to stay with DTV, so sadly enough it looks like Newscorp is going to bite the bullet, and FX will be dropped from DirectTV on November 1.

My prediction for the fate of FX is: If Newscorp/FX doesn’t accept the new deal to be on DirectTV, shows like Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia and the new Charlie Sheen program “Anger Management”, will be uploaded illegally all over YouTube. People are going to make sock accounts (fake email addresses) and upload FX shows! It will take at least a couple days for YouTube to find the illegally uploaded shows, they will take them down, and at this point, the viewers will have already seen their desired FX show for free.

Does Newscorp think that all of their FX viewers are going to buy another ‘FX provider’? Like people will just leave DirectTV for Dish Network? I dislike Dish like many other other people, but at the same time I love FX. Would you cancel DirectTV just because FX is no longer available? No, you are going to figure out a bootleg option, or watch it on regular cable in the other room like I will be doing… but I guess if you are FX Sports watcher you may possibly consider changing your provider.

Something that the old generation of power does not understand, is that the people will see their fav FX shows or any other show/movie WHERE EVER THEY CAN SEE THEM i.e. illegally free on the Internet.

So Newscorp, will you stay apart of DirectTV by taking a little pay cut like most regular Americans, or will you leave DTV and lose your amazing FX fans who will soon be watching FX shows free on the Net? Lose DirectTV, then you lose your fans and you lose more money in the long run rather then taking this smaller amount now!

Don’t let this become an epidemic for your employees Rupert!