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    Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

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    Funny stuff. Dish Network and DirecTV did not ask them to help pay for it. Even if Iowa would pay, you can bet Mediacom still jacks the rates up anyways. Just another reason why I'm glad I dropped this crappy cable company over a year ago.


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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
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    Funny stuff. Dish Network and DirecTV did not ask them to help pay for it. Even if Iowa would pay, you can bet Mediacom still jacks the rates up anyways. Just another reason why I'm glad I dropped this crappy cable company over a year ago.
    The Big 11 network just showed up on Dish Network for me, without any huge fuss or fanfare, or extra charges. I wouldn't have known it was there except for somebody mentioning it on here.



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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
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    Funny stuff. Dish Network and DirecTV did not ask them to help pay for it. Even if Iowa would pay, you can bet Mediacom still jacks the rates up anyways. Just another reason why I'm glad I dropped this crappy cable company over a year ago.
    Do you disagree with Mediacom's original thought to include it as a part of their sports package that people know they have to pay extra for? You don't really think they should add it to their basic package and just eat the cost do you?



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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    BIG TEN TO MEDIACOM...YOU PAY WE DON'T PAY...WE'RE JUST LEECHES WHO WANT TO CHARGE FOR WHAT YOU USED TO GET FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    hhheeeeee its the big ten network!!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
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    Funny stuff. Dish Network and DirecTV did not ask them to help pay for it. Even if Iowa would pay, you can bet Mediacom still jacks the rates up anyways. Just another reason why I'm glad I dropped this crappy cable company over a year ago.

    Iowa should pay for part of it. I don't want that worthless channel included in my Mediacom package.

    I appluad Mediacom for standing up for themselves and me.



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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    I love it. I'm impressed by Mediacom telling Iowa to pay up. Good work.



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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    MediaCom is doing the right thing not putting this on the Basic tier.


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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    Let's see the BTN is worth about a quarter a month to us in the football season. We do not have time to watch the other games let alone Indiana.


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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by clone52 View Post
    Do you disagree with Mediacom's original thought to include it as a part of their sports package that people know they have to pay extra for? You don't really think they should add it to their basic package and just eat the cost do you?
    I don't disagree with that thinking but the fact their 2 competitors in this market in Dish Network and DirecTV added it to their basic lineups without rate increase doesn't help their leverage. They just went through the Sinclair mess earlier this year that damaged their customer base so this is not good damage control on their part.

    Like I said, I switched to Dish nearly a year before the Sinclair mess even happened and I have no regrets at all about it. I was sick of their prices and crappy customer service and the Sinclair and Big 10 Network messes isn't helping their cause lately either.


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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    DirecTV is partially owned by News Corp / FOX which is a partner in the BTN. That explains why they aren't passing costs on to the consumer. They have been on with BTN from the get-go. Dish I am not sure of.

    I have DirecTV, but I would be ****** if I had to subsidize the BTN with another $1.10 on my cable bill.



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    Re: Mediacom to Iowa: Help Pay for Big 10 Network

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    I don't disagree with that thinking but the fact their 2 competitors in this market in Dish Network and DirecTV added it to their basic lineups without rate increase doesn't help their leverage. They just went through the Sinclair mess earlier this year that damaged their customer base so this is not good damage control on their part.
    There is zero chance this cost isn't getting passed on. It costs the dish companies money and they will get that money back. They can only justify losing money for so long. I'm guessing they are doing it to gain market share. You get people to move from cable for this kind of thing and then get your money back later.



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