Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I don't understand why cable companies always have these issues and the satellite companies don't. Case in point, the Big Ten Network. It took TWC a couple years to negotiate carriage while Directv had it all along. The NFL Network still isn't on TWC. Why does it take years for cable to negotiate deals that happen so fast on satellite that you don't even know they're going on?
It comes down to cost; for once, TWC isn't pulling our legs. When I had Dish, my monthly bill was over $20 more for just video service than I am paying for similar video and internet with TWC right now. Dish and DirecTV both have a ton of hidden fees, plus in Ohio you have to pay sales tax on sat but not cable. On the flip side of your point, I switched to TWC largely because Dish dropped Center Ice and refused to carry MLB Network, two things that I care very much about.