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Dish In Talks For Internet TV Service
Small Bundle of Standalone Channels for Broadband
by Karl Bode 08:42AM Friday Sep 28 2012
On the heels of yesterday's news that Dish is launching a new broadband Internet service, rumors have also surfaced that the company is now exploring a new Internet TV option. According to a report in Bloomberg, Dish is currently in negotiations with companies like Viacom to offer a small bundle of channels delivered "over the top."

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The report notes that Viacom says they're willing to sell smaller bundles of their channels at a lower cost, but the new offering likely wouldn't include the grand poobah of pricey cable: sports channels like ESPN. The report claims this isn't a "TV Everywhere" initiative and would also be offered to non-TV package subscribers.

Dish is already under legal fire for their "Hopper" DVR, which automatically skips advertisements but the broadcast industry insists violates copyright.

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brianiscool

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Boo!

I see no future in internet broadband. They can offer regular speeds to the home, but the broadband caps have to go!
talz13

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Avon, OH

Re: Boo!

Will they offer these TV services to anybody, or only to Dish Internet subscribers? If so, I would be interested in it!

IowaCowboy
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I'll stay with cable

I'll stay with cable, no caps to worry about. Plus you get live programming such as Fox News, local news broadcasts, weather channel, etc.

The reason I don't blow through caps is I prefer traditional cable tv. It's when you start getting into Netflix, Hulu, etc is when you start exceeding caps.
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ArrayList
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Re: I'll stay with cable

yay Fox News...

also, you'd be suprised how much netflixing and huluing you would have to do to blow through a cap.

PapaMidnight

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Baltimore, MD

Re: I'll stay with cable

said by ArrayList:

yay Fox News...

also, you'd be suprised how much netflixing and huluing you would have to do to blow through a cap.

You'd be surprised how much Netflixing you DON'T have to do to blow through a cap, especially when you watch television series in HD, season by season.

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Re: I'll stay with cable

said by PapaMidnight:

You'd be surprised how much Netflixing you DON'T have to do to blow through a cap, especially when you watch television series in HD, season by season.

I assumed that IowaCowboy didn't know that was possible since he prefers to stick with regular cable tv. You know, since you can't watch season-by-season of a show on cable tv.

what you said was what I was talking about. I don't consider watching 10 seasons of stargate sg-1 to be a lot, but regular cable tv folk probably do.

PapaMidnight

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Baltimore, MD

Re: I'll stay with cable

said by ArrayList:

said by PapaMidnight:

You'd be surprised how much Netflixing you DON'T have to do to blow through a cap, especially when you watch television series in HD, season by season.

I assumed that IowaCowboy didn't know that was possible since he prefers to stick with regular cable tv. You know, since you can't watch season-by-season of a show on cable tv.

what you said was what I was talking about. I don't consider watching 10 seasons of stargate sg-1 to be a lot, but regular cable tv folk probably do.

Fair enough. I can see your point.
mogamer

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Royal Oak, MI
said by IowaCowboy:

I'll stay with cable, no caps to worry about. Plus you get live programming such as Fox News, local news broadcasts, weather channel, etc.

The reason I don't blow through caps is I prefer traditional cable tv. It's when you start getting into Netflix, Hulu, etc is when you start exceeding caps.

This will be live tv. Fox News already offers live broadcasts 9:00am to 3:00pm over it's Roku channel. And rumor has it that Fox itself approached Roku over offering more of it's programming on the Roku. I think that this is really aimed at younger people. Both of my kids (ages 20 and 17) rarely watch regular tv. It's usually discs, Netflix, or some other streaming service. This kind of thing would appeal to them, especially if the cost is reasonable.

Since my isp doesn't have caps, I would be interested in a service like this too. I already have Dish Network as my tv provider, so I already know the company and I'm not that interested in sports all that much. I would have to see what is being offered and at what price before I would jump into this though. If the price is right, I could drop Dish sat service and then pay more for a faster internet tier.

OneEye

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Would "Must Take" Religious Channels Disappear?

A Bundle without "must take" religious programming would be nice. This would be a great saving on bandwidth.

Snakeoil
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Mentor, OH
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Entertainment and caps.

With everybody wanting to stream, the internet service providers are going to have to either back off on caps, or increase the cap.

I seldom watch live TV. I can see why Dish is interested in going this way.
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I'll stay with HughesNet.

I have been with this company for 7 years and going onto 8 years at the end of this year.. The company does have some poor rattings but we fixed our own issues by ourselves, how? well it could be just pure luck cause the modem's they sell is'nt worth a penny, the router is built with inside the modem itself so if you would plug in your own router, it would'nt work. I could live off a 90MB allowance cap for the rest of my life. The speeds differ throughout the day(s) cause when congestion builds up or maintenance is going on then there could be issues for the rest of the week or month depending on how bad.. I can download 4.75GB within 5 hours going 245kb/s now thats not very fast, i know but atleast its better than the old speed we always had when we first got the service, the max was 170kb/s so big improvement there.
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