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Local Channel CBS gone. What the heck??

amwoolf
Audio Engineer

OK, I have been without HBO/CINEMAX for weeks now and wake up this morning to find that I no longer have my local CBS channel!!! What is going on with Dish? ? ? Are they going out of service? Do we need to move to a different provider?  This is getting ridiculus !!

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Jsz
Extra

I agree!  I just changed from DirectTV and this is just ludicrous.  Dish needs to hire some negotiators who know what they are doing.  SO NOT HAPPY!

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Poedinmo
Character Actor

Agreed. Dish acts like,it is ‘saving’ us from the big mean providers, but tne joke’s on them when we all leave. THEY SUCK,!

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peggyrh
Casting Director

Why do you think going to another provider is any different?  Because most of the stations are now owned by just a few companies they feel they can hold Dish (or Direct or Comcast, etc) hostage for whatever prices they want.  It's nothing new, been going on for 20+ years, but recently has become worse.  Until the industry makes changes it's going to continue.

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Alpha57
Character Actor

I'm in Phoenix, no NBC here.  After a decade with dish looks like it's time to shop for another provider

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Alpha57
Character Actor

Change providers because they always give new customers a better deal, with existing customers being forgotten.   A change every 18 mos ........

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amwoolf
Audio Engineer

So in less than 24 hours my local CBS station is back on the air.  DISH - why can't you do this with HBO/Cinemax? Still waiting after weeks for these channels to come back!

Re: Local Channel CBS gone. What the heck??

peggyrh
Casting Director

Local channels aren't the same as a pay to watch premium channel - which is now owned by AT&T, Dish's biggest competitor.  From what's been reported AT&T is holding Dish hostage - if you must have HBO there are several other ways to get it at the same price if you can stream (Roku, Amazon Fire box, etc.).