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Dish Network and FS Detroit negotiating

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Ya know, I am so sick of these cable and satelite companies charging out the ass for their programming. It is starting to get real old. This spring I cancelled Dish Network and went with ATT U-Verse and they were just as bad. So I said the hell with all of ya, went to Charter, got the best internet for 45 bucka a month and now I will pirate all the games for free. I basically pay 45 bucks a month and can watch whatever I want when I want with the internet as apposed to 130 bucks for things I cannot control! Hmmmmmmmm!

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Ya know, I am so sick of these cable and satelite companies charging out the ass for their programming. It is starting to get real old. This spring I cancelled Dish Network and went with ATT U-Verse and they were just as bad. So I said the hell with all of ya, went to Charter, got the best internet for 45 bucka a month and now I will pirate all the games for free. I basically pay 45 bucks a month and can watch whatever I want when I want with the internet as apposed to 130 bucks for things I cannot control! Hmmmmmmmm!

i've just reported a certain don tottingham to the columbia authorities.

have a nice day.

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So will this affect Center Ice if you are a Dish customer and purchased it?

I haven't read the other replys so excuse me if I'm redundant;

This can't affect Center Ice as CI has different contractual obligations than Fox Sports. On dish, there are separate Fox Sports channels that you can subscribe, while CI is a separate pay per view service.

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Why anyone would go with Dish Network over DirecTV is amazing to me.

I have had local cable, Dish and now Directv.

Directv has had the best customer service out of all of them for me. Dish network was just recently rated amongst other big corporations. They were in the top 5 for worst customer service.

When I complained last year to Directv about VS, they gave me my Center Ice package for free.

Dish Network sucks

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That link didn't make me very happy. It told me what I already knew, my choice of providers is not very good. I can only have Dish, Directv, Brighthouse(Time Warner) or AT&T. Last time I left Dish we did the cable but their customer service is worst than Dish. I think I may have to resort to streams until it's straightened out. :angry:

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i've just reported a certain don tottingham to the columbia authorities.

have a nice day.

I need bond money now!!! :yowza:

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DISH NETWORK/FOX UPDATE.....

Just got off the phone minutes ago concerning this issue...After receiving a "generic" response via email from DISH - I went ahead, and called them once again for clarification...It does appear that this squabble between these 2 WILL affect the NHL Center Ice package; as in any game aired by FOX will not be on Center Ice if you are a subscriber of DISH.

Any questions - feel free to pm me.

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We are just a couple days from the season starting, so I'm in panic mode here. I've been talking all day with Dish reps, five so far, and no one seems to have any answer for me as to whether center ice is effected or not. One guy told me he was "positive that the situation will be resolved in a day or two" due to the mass amount of feedback they and fox is getting about this. Who knows...

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The Dish people don't know what they're talking about. Having dealt with them on other issues, they just tell you a standard response.

Just be ready to find some streams online to watch the games until this is resolve unless you can switch quickly.

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We are just a couple days from the season starting, so I'm in panic mode here. I've been talking all day with Dish reps, five so far, and no one seems to have any answer for me as to whether center ice is effected or not. One guy told me he was "positive that the situation will be resolved in a day or two" due to the mass amount of feedback they and fox is getting about this. Who knows...

There appears to be alot of vague answers on the behalf of DISH - not wanting to see a mass exudus of subscribers.

When I spoke to a "supervisor" at DISH - she didn't have anything to say when I canceled the Center Ice package, and when I informed her that there's the possibility of canceling my subscription with DISH - she just gave me the # to call :lol:

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I haven't read the other replys so excuse me if I'm redundant;

This can't affect Center Ice as CI has different contractual obligations than Fox Sports. On dish, there are separate Fox Sports channels that you can subscribe, while CI is a separate pay per view service.

I was under this impression as well - however I've been told that it will.

Way too many vague answers coming from DISH Network, but 1 thing is certain, and it doesn't look too good for those of us DISH Network subscribers.

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I was inquiring, and still continue to do so, as to whether this effects Center Ice. The last woman I spoke with said these are separate, and this is a totally separate package. However, the next guy I spoke with informed me if the feed comes from FSD/FSN, they can't show it, so they don't seem to know what's going on. I'm not going to drop the $165 if I can't see the Wings. I did get $20 off a month for the next 12 months though on my bill...that's something I guess :/

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That may be the case, if they cannot show the FSN feed even on Center Ice, you should still be able to watch the game with the other teams feed. Guess the only way to find out is once the season starts people can let us know what's going on.

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I was inquiring, and still continue to do so, as to whether this effects Center Ice. The last woman I spoke with said these are separate, and this is a totally separate package. However, the next guy I spoke with informed me if the feed comes from FSD/FSN, they can't show it, so they don't seem to know what's going on. I'm not going to drop the $165 if I can't see the Wings. I did get $20 off a month for the next 12 months though on my bill...that's something I guess :/

Are you under contract? I got $5 off per month, but can't get them to budge on the $20 per month (i am under contract)

Edit: I'm on live chat right now and they said FSN feeds will be on NHL center ice. I'm trying to get them to give me free center ice.

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Are you under contract? I got $5 off per month, but can't get them to budge on the $20 per month (i am under contract)

Edit: I'm on live chat right now and they said FSN feeds will be on NHL center ice. I'm trying to get them to give me free center ice.

Yes, but will the FSD feed be blacked out in the state of Michigan? I have had Center Ice for years & they have never once allowed a Red Wings game be broadcast on Center Ice here (Hemlock, MI). Something to do with the blackout rule or something. I mean, they may still allow us to get all the out of market games on their respective Fox Sports stations, but I still do not think FSD games (or even the other team's feed) will be able to be shown locally even on Center Ice. It will be blacked out. I hope I am wrong, but I am making plans to switch over to cable just in case this doesn't get taken care of FAST!

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Yeah we in Michigan wont be able to watch them on center ice probably.

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Anyone else find it a little odd as to why there's no significant attention from the league, nor other media outlets concerning this issue with DISH Network, and FOX?

Last season there was quite a bit of news when VS/DirecTV had their little squabble.

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Well, switched from Dish Network to DirecTV today. That's the good news (I think). Bad news is that it will take 2 weeks to get it installed! WTF?

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Well, switched from Dish Network to DirecTV today. That's the good news (I think). Bad news is that it will take 2 weeks to get it installed! WTF?

Did you go through Direct TV directly? I called our local retailer who is a Direct TV dealer and they can have us up and running in 24-48 hours.

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My link

NHL Center Ice to be free for first 18 days

Wednesday, 10.06.2010 / 2:33 PM / News

NHL.com

NHL fans will get a free gift to start the season -- NHL Center Ice will be offered free by cable systems across the country for the first 18 days of the season.

From Oct. 7-24, fans will be able to watch up to 40 out-of-market games per week, as well as see the numerous innovations that are part of the 14-channel package.

Among the features are a multi-screen mosaic, featuring all the current action, with score and clock, available on the first channel of the package. There also will be a stats channel, and when possible dual feeds, featuring home and road broadcasts of the same game on separate channels. The package also will offer up to 12 games per week in high definition.

Participating cable companies are: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Bresnan Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent and Verizon FiOS, plus a number of independent affiliates.

Fans who purchase a full season of NHL Center Ice by Oct. 31 will receive the Early Bird price of $171.80.

I don't know how this will help us locally, unless we can get the other team's broadcast, but I remember this from last year. At least we can figure out how it's going to work with this FSN crap.

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To those who had NHL center ice in the past, will the away teams work or will they be blacked out? I am sure Michigan feeds will be blacked out on NHL center ice

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To those who had NHL center ice in the past, will the away teams work or will they be blacked out? I am sure Michigan feeds will be blacked out on NHL center ice

Any FOX broadcast is subject to blackout with the DISH Network/Center Ice combo.

I'd say there's probably 12 to 14 teams here in the USA that uses FOX as their primary station for broadcasts...Not good news for us.

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I know that in the past, several Ducks games have been on Fox Sports West, which would mean that that feed would not be made available to DishNetwork customers. The Ducks website says that the game is on Prime, so there should be a feed to Center Ice.

This whole Fox vs. Dish has me pissed off and confused, and neither of their customer service departments seem to actually give a s***. When a company gives you their competitions phone number when you discuss dropping service with them, maybe it is time to leave. Just thinking.

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I know that in the past, several Ducks games have been on Fox Sports West, which would mean that that feed would not be made available to DishNetwork customers. The Ducks website says that the game is on Prime, so there should be a feed to Center Ice.

This whole Fox vs. Dish has me pissed off and confused, and neither of their customer service departments seem to actually give a s***. When a company gives you their competitions phone number when you discuss dropping service with them, maybe it is time to leave. Just thinking.

IIRC - all 3 teams based in California air most of their games via FOX which more or less means they too will have this issue that we Red Wing fans have.

Once again I'm surprised there's really no attention to this outside of us DISH Network subscribers...IMHO this has the potential to be alot worse than the DirecTV/VS issue of last season.

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so this entire week my guide has been showing the game on one of the Center Ice channels in HD.

this morning I check and it shows "Off Air" for the entire day. I call Customer Service and the girl tells me "sir if you scroll over to when the game is, it'll have the game listed. Channels go off air in the middle of the night"

Seriously? She thought I was looking up the game at 3am and wondering why I couldn't see it. :ranting:

And still right now it's showing Off Air for the HD broadcast and showing the game in SD as of right now. Did FSDetroit decide not to show the game or is this just the beginning of FS and Dish ****ing with me?

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