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Fox Sports Nets gone from Dish Network

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Stitch, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Dish pulled most of its regional Fox Sports Network's (except FSN Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Northwest) because the contract is up. DirecTV owns the three that are still on the air.

    Dish's press release (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fox-blocks-regional-sports-channels-from-dish-network-viewers-104138783.html)

    Same old BS when these things happen, Dish says FOX is unreasonable, while FOX tells Dish to bend over. Both sides eventually make a deal
  2. Interesting timing . . . once baseball season is over, there's not a whole lot to be found on the Fox Sports stations except for small college football games. If Dish was indeed serious, they would have pulled their power play mid baseball season.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    FSSW carries the Mavericks and Stars as well as baseball. Only something like 16 games each are over-the-air. This won't go over well for Dish customers.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Fox and Cablevision also waving swords.
  5. I'd be curious to see the ratings for an NBA or NHL game on one of the fox sports regional stations vs that of a baseball game. I took a look but couldn't find them at a quick glance, but my gut, and it is ever-expanding by the day, tells me it wouldn't be as high. Plus, the NBA season doesn;t get started until later in October, so they have a little time between the season to work it out. It just seems like the timing is good for Dish on this one.
  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    There was talk that FX would be axed as well, but I just checked and it's still there.
  7. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Many of the FSNs are the flagship television stations of NBA teams as well, aren't they?
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Anything to fuck Fox is a real good thing.
  9. Right, FB pointed that out as well . . . but I wonder what kind of ratings the regional fox sports stations get for NBA and NHL as opposed to baseball.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Hard to argue with this. Of course, in Cablevision vs. Duke, I'd root for Duke. So I'm pretty fucked either way.
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I like Dish's ForceFedChannels.com that conveniently leaves out all the crappy shopping channels they clutter up the programming guide with.
  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to find out what NHL territories each team has? If this drags out I will probably switch back to DirecTV, but I'd like to know for sure the Preds games I got on Dish would be available after the switch.
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