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Maybe, I suppose. Are you saying that when Time Warner wants a hike for HBO, Fox will be able to say "Well, we won't carry HBO, we'll just offer the Fox Movie Channel instead."


actually this whole thing gets inverted...and it is working out that way. What will happen is that rates will go up...but in News Corps case they love it because all of the services will have to up their rates...and yet Fox their content will bill all of the services more....

So Direct TV gets to charge more like its competition will....and Fox gets to charge more like its competition will.

As of this post Via and Echostar have settled all of it...court cases and contract....Via won and Dish is now carrying Nicktoons.....something they did not want.....I think there is a qualification like it only has to be broadcast with their 180 station package....not that bad a loss.......

Real loser is the consumer who will be getting rate hikes for years go come.....if my reading of what this greedy industry wants is right.....they are building in their costs higher and higher....

the contract between Dish and Via is a multiyear contract, but it is after the industry just went through a series of rate hikes....and we dont know if a series of future rate hikes are priced into the new contracts.....nothing is all that simple.....

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