Skip to comments.'Duck Dynasty' - Other Networks Circle Like Sharks: If A&E Passes, We're In!
Posted on 12/22/2013 5:54:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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I believe A&E broke the terms, not Duck Dynasty. If they try to hold them, that boycott will be huge.
You can earn a living alright. In another field. They aren't prohibited from working other angles. It depends on the exact wording of the contract. It may even have a buy-out clause. Who knows?
Non-compete clauses aren't always easy to break. I would be surprised if the one that appears to be in their contract prohibits them from doing ANY television shows -- in which case that would indeed be stopping someone from earning a living, at least in that field -- but it is quite possible that it would apply to reality shows, and that isn't uncommon in the broadcast world.
I’m surprised the Cracker Barrel network didn’t pick them up.
Oh wait......They were first on board to shoot them down.
Must suck to be you Cracker Barrel.
Non-compete clauses have been around for a long time. Usually they are used for a certain market geographic area, but given that this is a national show....
Silly Duck Dynasty?
But there is a huge problem with that. Most of the DD viewers are in rural areas where cable and high speed Internet is not available. Those fans/viewers likely have satellite which if DD leaves A&E they will likely end up on a cable/satellite already established network.
BTW that said if another company with better eithics were to pick up the rights to take over the show, offer it on satellite, I wouldn’t mind a reasonable ala carte fee to get that channel. I also wouldn’t mind getting rid of most networks I do get and don’t want.
No mention of Glenn Beck I notice.
The Robertsons should challenge that in court. If A&E ends the contract, that's not the Robertson's fault, and they should not be denied the opportunity to make a living from the show, simply because someone at A&E didn't want to make some homosexuals angry.
After November 2014, Lame Duck Dynasty.
It’s not personal if it is true
We need a CONSERVATIVE Cable network—something to the right of Fox. A place for Christians, Tea Party People, Patriots, and good American Values. I was hoping Glen Beck could pull it off but so far he hasn’t. I can only continue to pray!
“Even if DD comes to an end on A&E, we’re told its contract with the family provides they couldn’t do another show for a certain period of time.”.....
You’re probably right. Damn lawyers have to get their fingers into all the good ideas.
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