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jmn1207
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reply to Tennis Fan

Re: Tennis Channel really?

said by Tennis Fan :

A lot of people care, including me. I am dropping FIOS and going to Directv because of this fiasco.

Sadly, it is the Tennis Channel that is just as much to blame for this mess, if not more so than the TV provider. Unfortunately, your actions only strengthen and embolden the content provider's position. Next year it will be DirecTV in negotiations and asking you to pay an additional $5 on your bill. It will never end until somebody finally stands up to these media giants.

It is too bad that FiOS does not have enough viewers to make a significant dent in the Tennis Channel's viewer base. Comcast and DirecTV could seriously influence these constant rate increases if they stood firm and refused to play along. We will hit that point soon, as the customers that pay the TV providers are not going to be able to keep up with the rate hikes.


Tennis Fan

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I don't care who is to blame. I don't like having the channel I watch the most cut off in the middle of the most important tennis tournament in North America. It has opened my eyes to what Directv is offering now, which are some good offers such as free NFL Sunday ticket also.



trparky
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Yeah... but you're doing exactly what the media giants want. More money!

We need to start putting the screws to the media giants and tell them no more rate hikes.



jmn1207
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reply to Tennis Fan

Yes, the reason this happened is precisely because customers like you run to the next TV provider, or the TV provider caves during negotiations and we all see higher bills.

This scenario will play out in the near future with DirecTV. Eventually it will impact one of your favorite channels again. Maybe next time it will be a channel you don't care at all about, but DirecTV will raise your rates to keep the channel around for the vocal minority that do watch it?

The practice of having the customer switch providers to get the channels they want to see is driving the prices artificially high, and this is only a short-term solution that will eventually come crashing to a halt. It is not a sustainable business and it is destined to fail in the end.

Look around, it is already begun.

»gigaom.com/video/cord-cutters-q2-2011/



StudioTech
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join:2001-10-10
Edison, NJ
reply to Tennis Fan

said by Tennis Fan :

I don't care who is to blame. I don't like having the channel I watch the most cut off in the middle of the most important tennis tournament in North America. It has opened my eyes to what Directv is offering now, which are some good offers such as free NFL Sunday ticket also.

You do realize that at this point of the tournament, almost all of the matches are going to be either on ESPN2 or CBS anyway and all of the matches can we watched live on the US Open's website, right?