View Full Version : If you use DISHNETWORK read this.
March 9th, 2004, 3:08am
As of midnight tonight VIACOM cut all of their channels from Dishnetwork.
These include the following channels and a Whole lot more........
Nick Games & Sports
Nickelodeon/Nick at Night
Any other Nick channels
All CBS Owned and operated stations (listed here) [paramountstations.com] within their local markets. (Those seeing WCBS, KCBS, or WBZ as a distant CBS service outside of their natrual zones will not be affected.)
All UPN Owned and operated stations (listed here) [paramountstations.com] within their local markets.
(Those seeing WSBK as a superstation outside of Boston will not be affected.)
KCAL in the Los Angeles area.
and a whole lot of other channels which some of us have prepaid yearly for.
So unless you want to see them gone for a while, call your dishnetwork provider and complain.
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March 9th, 2004, 3:25am
Sorry posted that in the wrong forum, thanks for moving it for me whoever did :)
March 9th, 2004, 8:37am
Well I just went to www.dishnetwork.com and saw what they had to say. Either REALLY raise our rates, or just drop them. I'm jacked, though. I have a little boy and he LOVES Nickelodeon. And no MTV or VH1???? Good Lord....
March 9th, 2004, 9:01am
From what I read in earlier reports is that the reason DISH dropped Viacom owned channels is that Viacom was trying to charge Dish 3x more for access than other carriers. I think that this stupid corporate greed is way out of hand! Our home heating bill is 75% higher this year, gas prices are on the rise, wages are down, and good luck finding a decent job these days! GEEZE!!!!!!!!!
March 9th, 2004, 9:05am
Here I am trying to sweep for half an hour while my baby watches noggin and the station along with mtv and cbs etc are off the air so now I have PBS on and I am being forced to watch BARNEY which I SWORE this child (my 4th ) would NOT WATCH.
viacom wants to raise rates so dish turned them off in protest.
i think I will sue viacom for a billion dollars in emotional damage.
March 9th, 2004, 9:10am
This is freakin nuts. No MTV, VH1, Nick, Comedy Central, BET OR CBS!!! Dish Network better do something QUICK like NOT charge me!!!
March 9th, 2004, 9:12am
Noggin is my 14 month olds favorite station and GSN comes in a strong second :laugh: Sorry they have taken Noggin off the air.
March 9th, 2004, 9:15am
They have been running a "warning" on MTV for the past week or so I have noticed. I don't have DN but have been seeing the warning.
March 9th, 2004, 9:20am
i did notice the warning on VH1,we have comcast but man,i feel for the dn subscribers. my dd loves nick and noggin
March 9th, 2004, 11:09am
My hubby and I purchased a dish network satellite system. We still have it but since we moved to a different apartment, we can't get the signal because of the direction our apartment faces and we aren't allow to have satellites outside of our patio area. We have cable now, but we would prefer the dish since it is cheaper than Cox Communications. Oh well, there is always Direct TV and VOOM TV.
March 9th, 2004, 11:30am
I hope they get this resolved soon. Damn Viacom/CBS. They were probably trying to hold DishTV hostage. Gosh, the Dish Bill just went up about a month ago.
March 9th, 2004, 11:32am
Thank goodness I have Direct TV. Sorry for those of you who are dealing with Dish Network. I bet my sister is glad she cancelled her service a few months ago!!!
March 9th, 2004, 11:35am
I've seen the warning on MTV2 for about 2 weeks like KB said. We were thinking about switching to Dish because comcast is just piggy, but we'll have to see how things work out.
Gotta have my MTV2, they're showing Bevis and Butthead reruns!
March 9th, 2004, 12:23pm
I have a friend that works for Dish, and she said they were in hard negotiations with Viacom for awhile over this. Viacom was going to charge Dish a buttload of money to keep their stations, and Dish wouldn't go for it because they would have passed it on to the consumer and were worried about people dropping Dish because of raised rates. But I think Dish will lose A LOT more people over this than raised rates. :rolleyes:
March 9th, 2004, 2:19pm
Reminds me of the grocery workers' strike here in So Cal. Hope this gets resolved much more quickly...everyone is losing.
March 9th, 2004, 2:59pm
Ok does anyone else have dish network? Because viacom wants to charge dish network more for their channels such as nickelodeon ,vh1,mtv,cbs and comedy central dish networek isnt running programming on those channels which for those like me who only get the basic package is a nice percentage of the channels and you know they arent going to give any kind of discount for their customers and who knows how long this is going to last the least they could do is give us one or two movie channels or something until they get our reguler channels back oh well thanks for listening
March 9th, 2004, 3:05pm
Dish is only offering 1 dollar off your monthly bill for loosing all of those prime channels, I told them you just cancel my subscription untill you get this resolved.
Enough ppl start to cancel they will work it out.
March 9th, 2004, 3:25pm
i have dish network.
I have 2 recievers. One for me and one for my son.
90% of the time he watches Nick
90% of the time I watch MTV, so this really sucks for us, those are our two main channels! He was so miffed this morning, I thought he was gonna freak out. Hope it's resolved soon!
March 9th, 2004, 3:51pm
if you call dish networks 1800 333 dish they give you the numbers to call cbs and viacom i didnt do that though I called the dish network corporate office and complained to them asked what they were going to do and was told we would all be getting a 1 dollar credit this month big whoop i will be so glad when this is settled and i get my channels back three girls all under 12 are mad cause theres no nickelodeon
303-723-1000 (corporate office number for dish network)
March 9th, 2004, 4:54pm
I have Dish Network. It doesn't bother me that those channels were removed. I didn't like MTV and those kind of channels anyway. Just so long as they don't take my Hallmark or TBS or Lifetime I don't care.
March 9th, 2004, 5:54pm
I want my MTV :frown3:
I've still got CBS so I suppose I can live with it for a while - not happy though
March 9th, 2004, 7:55pm
total bs dish will lose alot of customers
March 9th, 2004, 8:32pm
I have Dish Network---this sucks---My son is going nuts--
March 9th, 2004, 10:34pm
I've been a dish customer for a long time but if this isn't fixed soon
I will be calling direct tv. My 2 year old daughter had a fit today
because she could not watch Dora or Blue's Clues. They better do
something quick or I think they will lose alot of customers.
March 9th, 2004, 10:37pm
They better do
something quick or I think they will lose alot of customers.
I agree. They are both playing a mega highstakes game of poker, and I think Dish is going to get the brunt of people's frustration. Viacom is far from perfect (and I know plenty of folks that think Viacom is straight up evil) but Dish will take the fall here, I think.
March 10th, 2004, 6:49am
well talked to my dh last night going to call dish and cancel and get hooked up with direct tv
March 10th, 2004, 11:36am
If you read what Viacom has to say about it...They say they only want 6 cents a month more from Dish. Dish just raised their prices last month by two or three dollars. I went to the Dish website and there is a link to email them with comments. I sent them an email, I will be cancelling and switching to DirecTV if it is not fixed soon! Also, why are they telling customers to call Viacom! Sounds like their problem to me, but Viacom is telling people to call Dish and complain. What a mess! :frown3:
March 10th, 2004, 11:47am
I was watching the call in with the owner of Dish last night (channel 100) and he was saying that if it was just about 6 cents a month per subscriber, he would have jumped at the chance and signed the deal with Viacom. Viacom want to raise the price to such an extent that it would increase our bill by 25% and he has decided to take a stand against a bully. It still means we lose out by not having certain channels but I can understand why he's doing it. :)
March 10th, 2004, 1:19pm
So glad we have DIRECTV and not dish network now.
Direct tv did just raise our bill by $3 a month though. I was sort of upset about it because the info of what's on/what's going to be on (this episode is about blah blah blah, these actors are in it, etc.) is pretty much non-existent now and I used to love that feature. Charge more and take something away... sounds about right to me!
Still thankful I'm not a dish customer though.
March 11th, 2004, 9:55am
WOOHOO! They've sorted it out finally! :clap: and we get a free PPV movie :grin5:
March 11th, 2004, 10:14am
Yay - we're back on! I have 3 of those coupons for a free PPV. I wish I had TIME to watch movies!!