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    Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    BTN, Dish Network at impasse, deal ends Aug. 31 | TheGazette

    Just came across this looks like Dish is set to lose the BTN on August 31st



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    BTN, Dish Network at impasse, deal ends Aug. 31 | TheGazette

    Just came across this looks like Dish is set to lose the BTN on August 31st
    DISH has been working overtime to hold the line on fees for their customers. One of the worst things to happen in televised sports was the BTN, which is essentially a regional sports channel, muscling their way into national carriage.

    I am sure, from DISH's standpoint, getting BTN cheap or dumping them to a paid sports tier will go a long way toward rectifying the situation. The SEC is building their own network now, and a precedent is being set for the future.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    DISH has it as essentially a regional sports channel already, you only receive it if you live within a B1G state or if you subscribe to the Sports Extra package. Likely why they only want to pay so much for it as they do not have it as a national channel.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    DISH took away AMC, so they have commercials running about it... Needless to say, but the BIG10 network is pretty regional to make everyone have it.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    When the BTN started Dish fought hard to put it on the sports tier only. For national providers with national price points, it would be difficult to be forced to put a channel on basic for certain regions.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    Typical Dish. It's not the first popular channel they've done this with, won't be the last. I know enough people with DirectTv that I'm not worrying about missing the game and it will be funny to watch my Hawk roommate (who loves BTN) go crazy if they pull it for an extended amount of time


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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    I would be quite ****** about this. I missed one of the NCAA basketball games because DISH was fighting with a local channel. It lasted all of 2 days, but the timing was perfect.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    I don't care. Dish can drop the BTN all together, and I wouldn't notice it apart from this game. And I can go out or watch at a friend's for one game.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    The timing is on purpose.

    The BTN has the most leverage in negotiations at the beginning of football season. It's obvious that's when they would prefer to have this fight.

    If you want consumers to complain on your behalf, it better be when something they want to watch would be on.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by Heilsqauvador View Post
    DISH took away AMC, so they have commercials running about it... Needless to say, but the BIG10 network is pretty regional to make everyone have it.
    Correction: AMC demanded a huge rate increase and Dish told them where to go with it. These rate increases companies have been demanding more and more are a big reason all of our cable\sat bills keep going up.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by Die4Cy View Post
    The timing is on purpose.

    The BTN has the most leverage in negotiations at the beginning of football season. It's obvious that's when they would prefer to have this fight.

    If you want consumers to complain on your behalf, it better be when something they want to watch would be on.
    Yep, its just like when the local affiliates would demand a deal be reached right before the super bowl. They could extend it and make sure consumers are taken care of, but after then they lose their leverage.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    Same old **** different day in the world of TV contract negotiations.




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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    As a dish customer.... I can go to BWW and be just fine. Tell Delany to suck an egg.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    I was planning to drop the Sports Pack after the game anyway. I will just go to BWW and watch. Not paying a bunch more money for DirecTV.



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    Re: Iowa State Vs Iowa may not be on Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsTournament View Post
    I was planning to drop the Sports Pack after the game anyway. I will just go to BWW and watch. Not paying a bunch more money for DirecTV.

    Just switched to Cable from Directv. Really liked Directv - didn't like the fact it limited the number of tvs you could have by the amount you were willing to pay. Cable with all of the channels that I got with Directv cost about $40 per month LESS and we have it on a lot more TV's hooked up now. The downfall (kind of?) is that in the South they don't offer BTN on cable- oh well - one game potentially every two years and possibly a basketball game every other year that will have to find a buddy with Directv. Still get FOX Sports SW and an alternate channel that I think will play some games - should be covered for this year other than the one game on BTN



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