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KBode
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KBode,
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7/27/2016 | 3:37:58 PM
Re: Value prop
I think they're really tired of losing access to programming they pay for. 
alangonchar
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alangonchar,
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7/22/2016 | 12:33:57 PM
Re: Value prop
Mitch - I'm thinking that it's being driven by the same forces as "cord cutting" and the growing trend towards - give me high speed internet, Netflix, sling etc.. I dont want cable TV - the content sucks and it's too expensive. The millenials have never really watched much TV anyways - so the doesn't bode well for the future.
mendyk
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mendyk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
7/22/2016 | 11:21:54 AM
Re: Effectively...
In terms of content options, Dish has been a distant second to DirecTV in part because of the NFL package. Dish seems content to be a Tier 2 provider. Nothing wrong with that, but nothing all that interesting or exciting.
alanbreznick
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alanbreznick,
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7/22/2016 | 10:58:11 AM
Re: Effectively...
They're defecting for a few reasons, Mitch. First, Dish keeps getting into fights with popular rpogrammers and subs suffer blackouts as a result. Second, some subs are getting tired of high subscription fees. Third, cable operators and telcos are offering increasingly better two-way serbice and broadband options. Fourh, Dish is deliberately moving some subs over to its cheaper Sling TV service. I could go on  but won't..... 
pompe-funebre
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pompe-funebre,
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7/21/2016 | 4:55:49 PM
Effectively...
I agree with Mitch Wagner,...
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
User Rank: Lightning
7/21/2016 | 4:20:33 PM
Value prop
It's understandable why Dish is struggling to land new subs. It's hard to justify installing a dish for consumers, when cable is ubiquitous and OTT options -- including Dish's own Sling TV -- proliferate. 

What's hard to understand are why existing Dish subscribers are defecting. Any ideas?
KBode
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KBode,
User Rank: Light Sabre
7/21/2016 | 4:17:09 PM
Wow...
281,000 video customers is no joke. And that includes Sling TV additions. Those retransmission and carriage fee fights are probably really starting to annoy paying customers. 


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