Originally Posted by Reba
Yes, it is very sad for customers.
Switching to Dish Network is very stressed, labor intensive, costly (contract) and can't guaranteed if there are no carriage disputes. It took 8-10 hours for man to install the satellite TV in the house, compared to less than 2 hours for cable.
There is no cable in our neighborhood but we could get them to install the cable in our neighborhood.
Viacom channels are only 5% of DirecTV's $10 billion dollars ($500 million dollars) and represent to 20% viewers. Asking for 2 cents increase per day, per subscriber isn't expensive - 60 cents per month or $7.20 per year. Directv stated about $1 billion dollars contract is actually 10 years and they don't mention about years because they are trying to make price to scare the customers.
Now, I missed some of my favorite shows on Spike and online streaming are not closed caption.