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Chip R
10-24-2011, 11:26 PM
http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/directv-threatens-to-drop-fox-networks-on-nov-1-over-carriage-dispute/

savafan
10-24-2011, 11:28 PM
Doesn't something like this happen every year, and then they tell subscribers that they had to increase rates to pay for the new deal?

GAC
10-25-2011, 06:17 AM
Saw this on the news yesterday. If they end up not carrying the channels, and getting FoxOhio is one of the reasons I went to Directv, then why couldn't that void my so-called service agreement (contract) with them because they are no longer providing the aforementioned services?

wlf WV
10-25-2011, 08:35 AM
How will they compensate the customers whose packages include all these stations.

Will they prorate?

Directv is making it seem as if customers would pay 40% more.

I can't wait till streaming is a viable alternative and 4G(?) internet service is available at my residence.

marcshoe
10-25-2011, 08:50 AM
I'm skeptical about these end of the broadcasting world stories. This happens over and over again, and the most that ever happens is some systems lose the channels for a day or so while a deal is reached. The ads are just there to leverage consumer support. If DiretTV really did drop all the channels the ads say they will they would lose a ton of subscribers and go under.

cumberlandreds
10-25-2011, 09:08 AM
I wouldn't worry about it. If they are off the air it won't be for long. Maybe a day or two at most. Both sides use all of this bluster to try and garner support from the customers. Usually DirecTv settles these matters pretty quickly.

Reds1
10-25-2011, 04:17 PM
this makes me nervous as a directv customer. I will still have time left on my contract. I used to be on dish network and it was just a couple days, but currently in my area Time Warner has not paid for fox so no World Series or NFC football games on Sunday. It's been the entire football year so it's lasting longer then a couple of days.

RBA
10-25-2011, 04:47 PM
As I understand it, you will be able to get your assigned local Fox Sports station, but the other regional Fox Sports Nets would not be provided in your market. However, MLB Extra Innings package would be available because that is negotiated with MLB. I am not 100 percent.

Redsfaithful
10-25-2011, 05:43 PM
Seriously doubt DirecTV will let this happen, I've never had a carriage problem with them through years of using their service. The biggest thing I can think of over the years is that they still don't carry AMC in HD.

Reds Fanatic
10-26-2011, 12:04 AM
Seriously doubt DirecTV will let this happen, I've never had a carriage problem with them through years of using their service. The biggest thing I can think of over the years is that they still don't carry AMC in HD.

They actually do now carry AMC in HD. They started carrying that last month. As far as this current situation I would not be surprised if the channels get turned off for a short time but I think the sides will eventually come to some agreement long before next baseball season. One thing that probably is making it easier for Directv at this point is with no NBA season yet they won't be missing as much holding out at least on the regional sports networks at this point.

SirFelixCat
10-26-2011, 12:19 AM
Seriously doubt DirecTV will let this happen, I've never had a carriage problem with them through years of using their service. The biggest thing I can think of over the years is that they still don't carry AMC in HD.

They didn't have Versus for a long while and us hockey fans missed a lot of the playoffs.

GAC
10-26-2011, 05:39 AM
They actually do now carry AMC in HD. They started carrying that last month.

Yep. Now I can watch The Walking Dead , and all it's gore, in HD! :thumbup:

Redsfaithful
10-26-2011, 11:28 AM
I've been watching The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad in SD. Aghhh

gilpdawg
10-28-2011, 03:31 AM
I didn't get NBC for a spell a few years ago on Time Warner. That's why it's smart to just wait it out, because it happens on every carrier.

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durl
10-31-2011, 01:21 PM
Directv stopped carrying Versus for a short time during contract disputes.

The last big dust-up that I recall was when ABC was demanding more money for their channels, forcing ABC Family and other minor networks into the deal.

I'm a bit nervous about this one. I really want FS Ohio and the other Fox networks. Still, the only leverage carriers have when networks demand huge increases is to simply stop carrying the channels and drastically limiting availability and thus, advertising rates.

Redsfaithful
10-31-2011, 02:03 PM
I'm sympathetic to hockey fans, but I doubt anyone else noticed with regards to Versus.

Reds1
10-31-2011, 04:01 PM
Yep. Now I can watch The Walking Dead , and all it's gore, in HD! :thumbup:

Amen, great episode last night :eek:

RBA
10-31-2011, 08:33 PM
Breaking: Agreement Reached to continue carrying Fox Programming

DIRECTV - Fox Networks and DIRECTV have reached an agreement for DIRECTV to continue carrying all Fox Networks.

https://www.facebook.com/directv


We have reached an agreement with Fox Networks to continue carrying all Fox Networks (including FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, SPEED, FUEL TV, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes), Fox’s regional sports networks, Fox Broadcasting (FOX), the FOX local stations, Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. We know the past ten days have been challenging, but we’re pleased that both sides could eventually come together to ensure our viewers continue to enjoy Fox programming.

Joseph
10-31-2011, 08:57 PM
Breaking: Agreement Reached to continue carrying Fox Programming

DIRECTV - Fox Networks and DIRECTV have reached an agreement for DIRECTV to continue carrying all Fox Networks.

https://www.facebook.com/directv

Shock.