Skip to comments.Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout
Posted on 12/17/2014 8:48:51 PM PST by KeyLargo
Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout December 15, 2014 | By Daniel Frankel
Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now."
The campaign features the usual TV spots, directing viewers to visit the "protest the operator" website, in this case KeepFoxNews.com. Fox News versus Dish
Fox's post urged Dish subscribers to call the satellite operator. (Source: KeepFoxNews.com)
A Fox News blog post notes, "Despite the undeniable demand for Fox News Channel, Dish Network is threatening to put their corporate interests ahead of their customers, by blocking the most-trusted name in cable news. But viewers have a choice: they can find out about TV providers in their area that will continue to carry Fox News."
(Excerpt) Read more at fiercecable.com ...
this precise thing is always happening somewhere in the satellite universe when carriage rights are up for renegotiation.
it has zero to do with Fox News terrifying anyone. the guys at this cable website are just pussies.
“protest the operator
my guess is mr frankel has no problem with ferguson protesters.
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Uh, the carrier, Dish, has been playing hardball with everyone.
Our local NBC & CBS stations said the same thing until just the other day.
I’d say plenty of other satellite channels have had to hassle with these issues such as the Weather Channel to just say Fox is doing it as if it is unique. I think they were even once going to pull a regular network channel, either Dish, Direct, Comcast or whomever.
. . . as long as “playing hardball” and “dropping channels left and right” mean the same thing.
who pays for TV anymore?
Daniel Frankel @dannyfrankel
"Maker of killer French toast, bitchin rides to school, sweet mid-range jump shots, awesome transitory reading material. Editor of FierceCable."
what the heck is “transitory reading material?”
or am I missing the obvious?
In March 2014, Dish stopped carrying MSNBC. In mid-November the viewer said, ‘Hey!’.
Cable and local/network play the same game occasionally.
Cable accuses local/network of wanting too much money.
Local/network accuses Cable of not wanting to pay for the ‘valuable’ local/network content.
They usually reach an agreement in the final hours before the deadline.
As we were watching football on ‘FREE Government - But You Need To Buy The Antenna - TV’ last weekend (no cable, no dish out here in the boonies) they were running these commercials, too!
Really? You’re spending Advertising Dollars sending this chit to someone who doesn’t even HAVE a dish in the first place?
Someone needs to lose their job - but, this is America, so of course they won’t. In fact, I’m sure Little Johnny will be PROMOTED! Awards for everyone! Healthy snacks are in the cooler!
“Fierce cable”? LOL!
Dish just went through the same hostage process with CNN and CBS within the last 2 months.
How does this author make this a FOX problem?
The emphasis on hardball...
Progressives now consider any dissemination of useful information to be a scare tactic or right wing propaganda of some kind.
So, telling someone the truth, that their cable company is going to drop a channel they currently have but could lose is alarmism?
Telling the truth is a scare tactic?
What planet is this again?
LOL... Good point!
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